Three essentials for a stable world, 1952, by Bertrand Russell


* Three essentials for a stable world. In: New York Times Magazine, 3 Aug. 1952, pp.11 & 53.; Repr. in: (58)Fact and Fiction.

There are three things that must be achieved before stability can be recovered: the first of these is a world government with a monopoly of armed force; the second is an approximate equality as regards standards of life in different parts of the world; third is a population either stationary or very slowly increasing. ... There are those who imagine that, if once we had defeated the Russians, all would be well. In 1914-1918, they thought this about the Germans. Ten years ago they thought it about the Germans and Japanese. ...