The High Price of World Leadership

Acheson, Dean
October 1953
New Republic;10/19/53, Vol. 129 Issue 12, p7
The article presents the address by former Secretary of State Dean Acheson on the occasion of his receiving the Woodrow Wilson Award. He talks about the importance of alliances and coalitions. He warns against the danger of communism. He adds further that the danger does not confront the world alone. It confronts all peoples who wish to pursue their own national or cultural development in their own way, and all who cherish individual liberty. He looks at the history of the postwar years. It is found to fall into two phases: One, the creation of the coalition amid confusion and evident danger, the other, maintenance and management of the coalition against cajolery and subversion in the face of a more hidden but perhaps greater danger.


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