All research is intended to provide new answers to problems that are as yet unanswered. Peace research is no exception. But Mr. Oppenheimer already knows all the answers to the problem of how to create and preserve a stable peace; and therefore peace research is unnecessary. It is only regrettable that he has not yet used his knowledge to achieve the peace we all seek.
If this summary of Oppenheimer seems unfair, let us make clear what answers he already knows. He already knows that the only way to eliminate war is to eliminate the roots of conflict between nations and to end human exploitation; that only twin revolutions to oust the present elites on both sides of the Cold War can establish peace; that international mispercepti...
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