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Title Ends and means in conflict
Subject Nuclear warfare--Moral and ethical aspects; War--Moral and ethical aspects; War--Religious aspects; War and emergency powers--United States; Ends and means
Description The 49th Annual Frederick William Reynolds Lecture.
Creator Firmage, Edwin Brown
Publisher Division of Continuing Education, University of Utah
Date 1987-10-15
Date Digital 2008-05-29
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications Original scanned on Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed tiff. Display images generated in PhotoshopCS and uploaded into CONTENTdm Aquisition Station.
Resource Identifier http://content.lib.utah.edu/u?/reynolds,1147
Source U263 .F57 1987
Language eng
Relation Digital reproduction of "Ends and means in conflict," J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections
Rights Digital Image Copyright University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Seungkeol Choe; Ken Rockwell
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-07-31
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Description 28 EDWIN B. FIRMAGE on their destruction, when in fact the acts of each insured the end of an age. The lights indeed went out over Europe when World War I began, but they never did come back on upon the same society. That war, more than any other war of our time, changed the nature of world governance and society. World War II would take fifty million lives, but World War I laid its groundwork and changed our world more fundamentally. Even so, we survived. Human society survived the horror of the Holocaust, the brutality of aggressor nations, and the war crimes memorialized at Nuremburg, the bombardment of civilian centers, even the first use of nuclear weapons. We have no assurance that can be done again. We have every reason to believe that it cannot. What is necessary at first may seem more impossible to accomplish than the great advances in international law and domestic governance described before. For we must change our mind before we can change our law. And only after we have changed our mind will any change in law and government hold. Here, and far closer to the center, the worlds of psychology and spirituality appear. To a much greater extent than the older generations perceive, especially political leadership whose most powerful mental images were forged in World War II and the Cold War, the changes within our minds are already occurring. A greening is happening. Young people with whom I speak in England and Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, France or Russia simply do not think with a Cold War mentality. It is time carefully and responsibly to plan for the dissolution of Cold War alliance systems which have served their purpose. Their continuation into better times will not serve the peace as much as they will create tensions among allies and fears between rivals who should be friends. Old Cold War warriors whose only base of power is a continuation of the politics of fear should be retired from office gracefully but quickly. It would seem, at first, that change here would be even more Utopian to expect, more hopelessly idealistic to call for, than the Golden Age of international and constitutional law described above. But such may not necessarily be the case. Here, in any event, each one of us has enormous power over the nature of things. Only one person determines, finally, what I think. Me. Others may attempt to influence me, but I have absolute, sovereign control in the final instant. My influence over others may be profound, within the limits of their own
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Source Original Manuscript: Ends and means in conflict by Edwin B. Firmage.
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-07-29
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