Germany: Key to Peace in Europe

Germany: Key to Peace in Europe

Germany: Key to Peace in Europe

Germany: Key to Peace in Europe

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The lectures here presented in book form constitute the tenth volume in the series relating to public affairs sponsored annually by the Associated Colleges at Claremont. Since I942, each of these annual volumes has dealt with some aspect of international affairs. The colleges, in planning the lectures for I949, followed the pattern which has now become virtually an established tradition.

The I949 lectures were delivered by Dr. Karl Brandt, professor of agricultural economics in the Food Research Institute, Stanford University, who selected as his subject, "Germany: Key to Peace in Europe." It will be recognized that the subject of these lectures has far reaching implications for the most baffling of our contemporary political problems— the maintenance of peace with freedom. Indeed, it may be regarded as the central issue now confronting the western world for, as Dr. Brandt so clearly proves, the fate of Europe is inextricably linked to the revival of economic activity and political sanity in Germany. It is also a subject involving a host of controversial issues, which often are discussed with more emotion or bias than with a calm and scholarly appraisal. This is not strange. To millions of persons in this country . . .

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