TITLE

PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE A WESTERN VIEW

AUTHOR(S)
Kennan, George F.
PUB. DATE
January 1960
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Jan1960, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p171
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents views on the different aspects and viewpoints for peaceful coexistence. It describes how the Communist and non-Communist Western countries have different viewpoints. The peaceful coexistence has been described in essence the repudiation of war as a means of solving controversial issues; an obligation to refrain from every form of violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of another state; renunciation of interference in the internal affairs of other countries. It means that political and economic relations must be put on a basis of complete equality and mutual benefit. It involves the elimination of the very threat of war. Soviet Union has abided by these principles ever since the revolution of the autumn of 1917 and cannot help but abide by them in view of its social foundation; whereas there are still important elements in the Western countries that, do not abide by these principles, who believe that war is to their benefit, who want to inflict "capitalism" by violent means on unwilling peoples. If Change of the attitudes and practices that have produced, or have been produced by, this dangerous state of world affairs known as the cold war can be reversed, when practical views are taken by both Communist and non-Communist worlds, while keeping in mind the relative distinctions that exist in these countries.
ACCESSION #
14719850

 

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