MEMO ON PEACE

5. August 17, 1959



Memo:

Peace (harmony) requires law to guide men in their relations with one another. World Law is necessary.

But! Law only succeeds where it is administered by men of integrity and respected by at least an important segment of society. The most fertile ground for the growth of peace, freedom and justice is among people that have a strong sense of community, a belief in some common set of moral values, leaders with open explorative minds -- where good will and optimism are valued and encouraged.

A workable nonpolitical peace program could furnish an overarching goal to activate these social forces, and lead to creating a suitable climate for progressive disarmament and world law.

John McConnell