Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy

Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy

by A. Liebling
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403981957

ISBN-13: 9781403981950

Pub. Date: 07/03/2008

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403981950
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
07/03/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
233
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface to the Paperback Edition of Adlai Stevenson's Lasting Legacy xi

Recollections of Eleanor Roosevelt xxi

Introduction Alvin Liebling 1

Prologue

The Road to Springfield Donald C. Campbell 15

Quest for the Presidency Eugene J. McCarthy 23

Part I His Concern for Humanity and Its Survival

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

2 Would That the Guv Were Here Adele Simmons 37

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

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

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

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

Part II His Role in the Creation and Mission of the United Nations

7 Adlai Stevenson and Our Times Brian Urquhart 89

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

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

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

Part III His Integrity and His Politics

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

12 Remembering Adlai Stevenson Arthur Schlesinger Jr. 187

13 Adlai's Integrity and Credibility Were Impressive National Resources Carl McGowan 197

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

His Past Is Prologue Alvin Liebling 211

A More Sensitive Foreign Policy Harlan Cleveland 215

A Better Politics Adlai E. Stevenson III 223

Index 227

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