PREVENTING WORLD WAR III: Some Proposals by

PREVENTING WORLD WAR III: Some Proposals

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The twenty eight contributors are all scholars, in the humanities and in the sciences, who have ""sought to develop an original and significant proposal which, if implemented, would lessen the chances of a nuclear war"". The editors have arranged the papers in three sub-sections beginning with the immediate problem of stopping the arms race, proceeding to longer -range proposals for reducing international tensions, and ending with various fundamental proposals for building a world community including, of course, the concomitant changes in organization and thinking of the inhabitant species. Among the distinguished array of contributing scholars: Jerome D. Frank (training for non-violence), Erich Fromm (unilateral disarmament), David Riesman (The Nylon War -- a satire), G. I. Pokrovsky (international conversion of energies to weather control projects), Morton Deutsch (combination exchange student-hostage plan), Bertrand Russell, Charles E. Osgood, and Arne Naess. A significant, creative and remarkably well-organized group of treatises.

Pub Date: Aug. 17th, 1962
Publisher: Simon & Schuster