"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).