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54 Yale Law Journal 725 (1945)


This is an appeal to reason, written in the language of the layman, urging nations to cease their economic warfare and to form unions by which trade barriers can be lowered and economic processes developed to the advantage of all members of the union. The author is doubtful of the efficacy and practicality of political arrangements for maintaining peace, but sees in the nations' economic interests a parallel goal to harmony and a realizable method of coordinating their interests, requiring but a modicum of political understanding. It is a question how much of such understanding will be left after the present holocaust. But no one can gainsay the value of coordinating economic interests which of necessity transcend national boundaries.

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