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New Left Review I/8, March-April 1961

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Disarmament Through Strength

the history of disarmament negotiations is such a sordid one, that it is not surprising that many people cannot summon up any enthusiasm for them. Yet upon this thread hangs everything. Sceptics of the Left are often suspicious of negotiated disarmament. Governments alone, they argue, cannot solve by summit negotiations conflicts which are basically economic, political and ideological. All they can do is to tie up mutually advantageous arrangements which would preserve the political status quo in both camps.

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