"Yet all significant problems
of contemporary man and society bear upon the issues of war and peace,
and the solution to any significant problem in some part rests upon their
outcome. I do not believe that these issues are now as dreadfully complicated
as everyone so readily tends to assume. But regardless of that, is it not
precisely the task of the intellectual, the scholar, the student, to confront
complications? To sort out insistent issues in such a way as to open them
up for the work of reason--and so for action at strategic points of intervention?
Is it not our task continually to make the new beginning?" (The
Causes of World War III, 1958, p. 15).