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The Hard Way to Peace

reviewed by John Eric Nordskog - 1962

coverTitle: The Hard Way to Peace
Author(s): A. Etzioni
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Of immediate interest are Etzioni's critical reviews of several strategies which have been tried by the West in its search for peace with the Communist bloc of nations, and particularly with the Russian Soviet regime. These strategies are evaluated in Part I. It is shown that Truman's policy of containment and Eisenhower's declared policy of massive retaliation were found wanting and had to be discarded. The Kennedy administration has turned to the strategy of multideterrence force, with its elements of brinkmanship. Another strategy criticized is that of unilateral disarmament. In lieu of these strategies, Etzioni proposes a gradualist approach. Part II compares critically arms control and multilateral disarmament as different strategies, and instead of these proposes a scheme of gradual arms reduction, geared to the factors underlying present sociopolitical conflicts. Part III examines more broadly the global clash of the two major ideological forces and the two major global powers as... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 2, 1962, p. 178-178
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2940, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 3:57:38 AM

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