AbstractCrises in the Far East, the Middle East, and North Africa, which upset, alarm, and endanger the West and its way of life, raise three big questions: (1) Should the citizens of a sovereign country acquire prime real estate beyond their own frontiers? (2) Should the government of a sovereign country, whose citizens own foreign real estate, declare such holdings a "national interest" and proceed to defend that interest by any and every means, including the dispatch of armed forces? (3) Can modern man trade, travel, and communicate extensively across frontiers, maintain order and preserve peace without an international authority which will supervise the growing volume of international traffic, anticipate its requirements, plan for them, and take the measures necessary to prevent traffic tangles and major traffic accidents such as those which have brought destruction and death to large parts of the human race during the past four decades?
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