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THE nature and timing of world organization depend upon the global correlation of power with other elements in society. If the rate of attempted organization outruns the growth of strong sustaining elements in world society, collapse will surely follow; and collapse will probably come after the political elite, fearful of secession and revolution, creates a state which is not only a world garrison state, dominated by the military, but a world prison state dominated by the police. If, on the contrary, world organization lags behind the level which is capable of being attained by political skill at any particular time, humanity will remain under the shadow of atomic disaster.

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