Central Union of Europe

Central Union of Europe

Central Union of Europe

Central Union of Europe

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Readers of this eloquent plea for "Central Union" will have in mind the various possibilities that may be considered. (1) At the one extreme, there is the idea of selfdetermination with fifty or sixty or perhaps more countries all retaining as much sovereignty and independence as is possible in an interdependent world. (2) At the other extreme is a world federation ultimately to include all countries, each surrendering a considerable part of its sovereignty. (3) There is the proposal that regional groupings be arranged either with or without each of the groups being dominated by a world organization.

In Central Union of Europe, Mr. Jordan advocates the third of these proposals. In doing so, he is in line with the most constructive thinking of the day. He is also a realist in not advocating too strong a federation of the world or even a federation of Europe. No matter what may be true in the distant future, the time has not come when . . .

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