PEACE WITH JUSTICE by Dwight D. Eisenhower

PEACE WITH JUSTICE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This collection of addresses by Dwight D. Eisenhower covers a ten year period and a score of purposes. Opening with an address to Columbia University in 1950 on the subject entitled World Peace- A Balance Sheet, and ending with an address to the General Assembly of the U. N. in 1960 on Peace Through Justice, one notes recurrent and changing themes over this period, endowing the book with future historical interest. In his Inaugural Address in 1953, we find the first of Eisenhower's oft-repeated reminders to face any threat to freedom with confidence and conviction. Encompassed here are 3 addresses to national religious organizations, each annual speech at the lighting of the national Christmas tree, the 1960 State of the Union message, and several speeches delivered on his Indian and South American tours and in Geneva in 1955. Few will disagree that of all Eisenhower's speeches, the most outstanding, the one most sharply delivered and defined, is the last in this collection. Peace Through Justice delivered on Sept. 22, 1960 to the General Assembly of the U. N. comes out in strong support of Hammarskjold, against Soviet attack, outlines five proposals for Africa, including non-interference and emergency aid to the Congo, and presents a program for outer space. The wide difference between Eisenhower's formal and extemporaneous speaking is glaringly evident here since informal excerpts are scattered throughout. A perceptive reader will come away with a more lucid picture of the man, his strengths and successes, his weaknesses and failures.

Pub Date: Jan. 16th, 1960
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press