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Your presentation is thought-provoking. Ideologies have played an important role in world affairs, and aggresssive ideologies have in the past led to war. W Averell Harriman, Ambassador to the USSR, Secretary of Commerce, Governor of New York, Undersecretary of State, Chief U.S. Negotiator at the Paris Peace Talks on Vietnam. The point that ideologies do powerfully influence behavior and are a threat to peace is certainly true and very well made. Jerome D Frank, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The task of setting up a new ideological dimension is, as you say, an urgent one...A great movement, religious or otherwise, is indicated. Adolf A Berle, Resigned from American Delegation to WWI Paris Peace Conference in protest against terms of the Versailles Treaty, Member of FDR's Brain Trust, Assistant Secretary of State, Headed JFK Task Force that recommended the Alliance for Progress, Professor of Law, Columbia University Law School.
I don't know whether you know it or not, but this young man has written one of the very most important papers of his day. Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr. I attended the Iowa Library Association District Meeting at Mt Pleasant last week and heard your after dinner talk Defenses of Peace'...and I would like to have a copy of it if that is possible...I thought your message of such high caliber I wish my grandchildren, who range in age from 13 years to 26 years old, could hear it or at least read it. Minnie E Fane, Eldore, Iowa. I cannot emphasize to you too strongly how important the work you propose is...I cannot endorse it too strongly. Something like this absolutely must be done. Paul G Hoffman, Chairman of Studebaker-Packard, Head of the Marshall Plan, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
It is too early in the present stage, beginning with publication of the Principia in the Spring of 99, to have obtained significant experience to highlight, especially with such a massive and revolutionary opus. However, it is of interest to note that already colleges and major universities have added the Principia to their collections, including Columbia, Princeton and Harvard, with Princeton acquiring two copies, for the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and for the Social Sciences Research Center in Firestone Library. It is expecially interesting to note that after having read substantial portions of the Principia, Professor Mijat Damjanovic, Executive Director of PALGO, a major Serbian reconstruction organization with close connections to other Balkan, European and American organizations, emailed its author on August 26th that My first impression...is more than affirmative. You have done an exciting, original and challenging job. With great expectations I intend to follow your ideas, because the whole approach is so close to my intellectual attitudes...We will be in touch.
Any work seeking to deal with racism, religionism, ethnicism, terrorism, oppression, war or arms control that does not involve principles and methods of the Principia is simply pre-ideologic, and doomed to very limited, temporary and inadequate results.