The Anglo-American Predicament

The Anglo-American Predicament

The Anglo-American Predicament

The Anglo-American Predicament

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This book is addressed equally to the British and the American peoples. They read many identical works in their common language, but few of these are aimed directly and impartially at both of them. Part One is especially addressed to Great Britain; Part Two to the United States; and Part Three to both nations, as well as to the free world in general.

The thesis of the book is the imperative necessity for a federal Atlantic Union, both to strengthen the West in its struggle with Communism, and to fortify the democracy, and develop fully the prosperity, of the free world. Such a Union should not be an exclusive organization, but should be a step -- the first practicable step -- in the direction of a world society combining order with liberty.

Because of Britain's unique international political and economic position, such a Union alone can reconcile her different ties with The Commonwealth, the United States and continental Europe. The United States needs such a Union because of the cold war -- and even the struggle for peaceful co-existence -- with Soviet Russia and Communist China, and because of her determination to ensure the survival, and indeed the triumph, of her democratic way of life. Europe, too, for many reasons, should welcome this wider Union. But only a united Anglo-American determination can actually bring it into existence. It is to this end that the national policies of the two peoples should be urgently directed.

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