Greece of Tomorrow

Greece of Tomorrow

Greece of Tomorrow

Greece of Tomorrow

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President Roosevelt recently extended an invitation to citizens and private organizations to draw up plans for the post war period. "There cannot be too much discussion of this kind," he wrote in a letter to the St. Louis Post Dispatch published February 20, 1943, "and there could not be a better time for it." He also placed emphasis on the "important job of education to be done so that the tragedy of war would not come again" and on the fact that "we are fighting for freedom -- not only for ourselves but for all peoples everywhere."

Under Secretary of State, Sumner Welles, voiced the same thought in a recent letter to Professor Ralph Barton Perry, Chairman of the Harvard Group of American Defense, and a member of the Board of Trustees of our organization. He expressed appreciation of the work groups of citizens are doing to further public understanding of the issues of the war. "I should like to emphasize," he added, "that the articulation of American public opinion is a powerful and constructive factor in our dealings with foreign governments."

The problems of the peace to follow this war seem to be more complex and the demands upon statesmen more compelling than at the end of any previous war. The conviction is growing that we must succeed in achieving a just and lasting peace, if our civilization is to survive. Much intelligent thought is being given in all quarters to the problems of peace and to the realization of the Four Freedoms that have become the beacon to our thought.

As a modest contribution to this thinking, we offer here a number of papers dealing with some problems of peace as they affect Greece, a country to which we feel eternally indebted for what she has given to the world throughout her long history, and during the present war.

G. H. C.

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