Lecture 15 Integrative complexity

We see around us today the marks of our terrible

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Unformatted text preview: in the face of unpleasant facts is folly. We see around us today the marks of our terrible dilemma--predictions of doomsday, dilemma--predictions antinuclear demonstrations, an arms race in which the West must, for its own protection, be an unwilling participant. At the same time we see totalitarian forces in the world who seek totalitarian forces in the world who seek subversion subversion and conflict around the globe to further their barbarous assault on the human spirit. What, then, is our course? Must civilization perish in a hail of fiery atoms? Must freedom wither in a quiet, deadening accommodation with totalitarian evil? Who is this? Historians looking back at our time will note the consistent restraint and peaceful intentions of the West. They will note that it was the democracies who refused to use the threat of their nuclear monopoly in the forties and early fifties for territorial or imperial gain. Had that nuclear monopoly been in the hands of the Communist world, the map of Europe--indeed, Europe--indeed, the world--would look very different today. And world--would certainly they will note it was not the democracies that invaded Afghanistan or suppressed Polish Solidarity or used chemical and toxin warfare in Afghanistan and Southeast Asia. . . Other Other Interpretations Fit, salience, and position within the social context People who are relatively extreme within a given context (regardless of political persuasion) should be integratively simple Open to research. . . 4...
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