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Consensus on Arms Control

AS WE PREPARE OURSELVES FOR CONSENSUS ON ARMS CONTROL, WE WOULD DO WELL TO KEEP IN MIND THESE WORDS TAKEN FROM THE SPRING ISSUE OF THE NATIONAL VOTER.

"The strength of the League as a public interest organization and the force behind its lobbying efforts rest on the fact that its members actively control the decisions and the lobbying activities of this national organization."

"... any political strategist can see that its the active involvement of Leagues across the country speaking in a unified voice through the national organization that gives the LWV its clout."

ARE YOU PREPARED

for the SEPTEMBER CONSENSUS

on ARMS CONTROL?

COME TO THE AUGUST GENERAL MEETING CHAIRED BY THE NATIONAL SECURITY COMMITTEE.

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FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 26, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

ALA WAI PLAZA Recreation Room 500 University Avenue

(Limited street parking. There is parking available at the Marco Polo Condominium for 50¢ an hour)

THE DESSERT FOR THE EVENING

Frank Eldridge will be reporting on his group's experiences and observations from his trip to Russia (see separate story on this), and Dottie's asked him to be especially sensitive to the vibes emitted by the people on US-USSR relationship and arms control. Frank's going armed with a video tape camera so Russia permitting, we should be in for a real treat.

THE ENTREE FOR THE EVENING

Having finished with dessert, the meeting will progress to the entree, a rap-session over the contents of THE QUEST FOR ARMS CONTROL: WHY AND HOW which was distributed to all members with the May Voter.

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PREPARATION: READ! READ! READ!

* Read and digest The Quest for Arms Control: Why and How.

To really see the issue of Arms Control in the proper perspective, some knowledge of US military policy is essential. Dottie's ordered twenty copies of the LWVEF publication, Providing for the Common Defense: A Military Policy Reader, which provides an overview of the development of U.S. military policy with emphasis on strategic theory, U.S.-Soviet and U.S.-European relations, and current levels of strategic and general purpose forces.

Those of you who would like to purchase a copy (60¢) should call the office and leave a message for Dottie. She'll have them at the August meeting for you. Call immediately because if the demand necessitates it, a second order will be sent in.

* Read "The Politics of Arms Control" in the spring issue of the national VOTER.

* Review "The Future of National Security" in the fall 1982 issue of national VOTER.

OTHER SUGGESTED READING

The Fall 1982 issue (Vol. 21, No. 3) of Educational Perspectives, a quarterly journal of the College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa.

This particular issue is devoted to five papers on nuclear education that were originally presented in a symposium, "The Role of the Academy in Addressing the Issue of Nuclear War," sponsored by Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the Association of American Colleges and the American Council on Education, March 25-26, 1980.

Preceded by an introduction by Frank Eldridge and a poem, "The Death of the Earth" by The Reverend Abraham K. Akaka, the contents include:

"Nuclear Arms: The Current Situation" by Herbert Scoville, Jr.

"Beyond Nuclear Numbing: A Call to Teach and Learn" by Robert Jay Lifton "For Nuclear Arms: Government Policymaking" by Marshall Shulman "The Historian Confronts the Bomb" by Everett Mendelsohn

"Education and the Threat of Nuclear War" by Eric Markusen

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