WINNING WITHOUT WAR by Amitai Etzioni

WINNING WITHOUT WAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is an unassailable title; everybody wants to win and nobody wants a war. However, there is always some question of how this is to be accomplished. Mr. Etzioni is quick to admit that this is ""not an essay on what we want and how we might get it""; rather, it is ""a study of international trends, American responses to them, the directions they indicate, and, most especially, the new context"" which we will have to comprehend fully if we are going to create ""a strategy adequate for the sixties and seventies."" Accordingly, he devotes his opening sections to the innumerable and irreversible changes which have taken place in the world since our present strategy was formulated 17 years ago. Special emphasis is given to the crucial questions posed by China, France, and the ""proud new nations"" now in the throes of rapid social and economic transformation. The ""central thesis here is that we have already made ""piecemeal"" adjustments which ""now point to a new over-all approach""; all that remains is to face their implications ""squarely and explicitly."" A large order, but one which must be filled, and this is a book with much firm advice towards that end.

Pub Date: May 15th, 1964
Publisher: Doubleday