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National Security through Stable Peace: Conversation with Kenneth Boulding, University Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Colorado; March 16, 1987, by Harry Kreisler.

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Welcome to a Conversation on "National Security through Stable Peace." I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies. Our distinguished guest today is Professor Kenneth E. Boulding, University Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Colorado who, during the Spring 1987 Semester, is a Visiting Professor at UC Santa Cruz. Professor Boulding is an economist and systems theorist and the author of numerous books, and he is a former President of the American Association of American Scientists.

  1. The Peace Movement ... early interest ... economist's insight ... the ambivalence of the scientific community ... peace research movement
  2. Stable Peace ... defining peace ... four stages from war to peace ... the beginnings of stable peace ... taking national borders off the agenda ... the problem with deterrence ... the breakdown of national defense ... wealth and power
  3. The Power of the Imagination ... stuck in old problems ... grassroots vs. institutional resistance ... nagging ... obsolescence of war ... leadership ... embracing variety ... the illusion of power ... think!

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