Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy

Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy

by Alvin Liebling
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403981957

ISBN-13: 9781403981950

Pub. Date: 10/01/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy consists of a dozen interrelated chapters by statesmen, scientists, and compatriots who worked and served with Adlai E. Stevenson II of Illinois. Stevenson was a founder of the United Nations in 1945, the 31st Governor of Illinois, twice the Democratic presidential nominee in 1952 and '56, and from 1961 to '65 (inclusive of the Cuba

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Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy consists of a dozen interrelated chapters by statesmen, scientists, and compatriots who worked and served with Adlai E. Stevenson II of Illinois. Stevenson was a founder of the United Nations in 1945, the 31st Governor of Illinois, twice the Democratic presidential nominee in 1952 and '56, and from 1961 to '65 (inclusive of the Cuba Missile Crisis), the U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN. Included is an essay by the Governor revealing why he had urged a ban on further hydrogen bomb testing during his presidential campaign of 1956. In 1963, with Stevenson's help at the UN, a treaty banning all above ground nuclear testing was finally signed, then a non-proliferation treaty in 1968, and a comprehensive treaty in 1996 (not yet ratified). He knew that in a nuclear age peace was "a condition of human survival," and if ignored, as others also were concerned, that nuclear proliferation could sooner or later get out of hand. He also recognized that in a position of preeminent strength, we needed to lead by example and assistance and with patience collaboratively pursue negotiation, not unilateral action and preemption. In the Epilogue, former Assistant Secretary of State Harlan Cleveland and Senator Adlai Stevenson III urge a return to the diplomacy and politics of the Stevenson years and following, until those of the recent past.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403981950
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Recollections of Eleanor Roosevelt

Introduction Alvin Liebling Liebling, Alvin

Prologue: The Road to Springfield Donald C. Campbell Campbell, Donald C.

Prologue: Quest for the Presidency Eugene J. McCarthy McCarthy, Eugene J.

Pt. I His Concern for Humanity and Its Survival

1 Another Time, Another Politics Adlai E. Stevenson III Stevenson, Adlai E., III 29

2 Would That the Guv Were Here Adele Simmons Simmons, Adele 37

3 Stevenson: Concerned and Brilliant - His Finest Hour Was in Seeking a Nuclear Test Ban Ken Hechler Hechler, Ken 49

4 About the H-Bomb Adlai E. Stevenson II Stevenson, Adlai E., II 57

5 How Adlai Stevenson Helped to End Nuclear-Weapon Testing George Bunn Bunn, George 65

6 Stevenson and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Today Sidney D. Drell Drell, Sidney D. James E. Goodby Goodby, James E. 77

Pt. II His Role in the Creation and Mission of the United Nations

7 Adlai Stevenson and Our Times Brian Urquhart Urquhart, Brian 89

8 On a World-Scale Roller Coaster: Adlai Stevenson at the UN, 1961-65 Harlan Cleveland Cleveland, Harlan 97

9 Thoughts of Stevenson's UN Deputy Charles W. Yost Yost, Charles W. Felicity O. Yost Yost, Felicity O. 143

10 The Presidency and Our Role in and with the United Nations William J. vanden Heuvel Heuvel, William J. vanden 153

Pt. III His Integrity and His Politics

11 Stevenson: His Impact on Education, International Afairs, Nixon, and Politics John Brademas Brademas, John 167

12 Remembering Adlai Stevenson Arthur Schlesinger Jr. Schlesinger, Arthur, Jr. 187

13 Adlai's Integrity and Credibility Were Impressive National Resources Carl McGowan McGowan, Carl197

Epilogue: Adlai Stevenson: The Past and a Look at the Future

His Past Is Prologue Alvin Liebling Liebling, Alvin 211

A More SensitiveForeign Policy Harlan Cleveland Cleveland, Harlan 215

A Better Politics Adlai E. Stevenson III Stevenson, Adlai E., III 223

Index 227

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