Rampant inflation, the energy crisis, the arms race, famine, and overpopulation – these are the problems. Some say only a world government can provide the answers. But what kind of world government and on whose terms? The nations of the world are "delicately poised" on the verge of a historic era, according to United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. "The next decade." says Dr. Kissinger. "could either be…one of the great periods of human creativity - or it could be the beginning of extraordinary disarray." In a long philosophic discussion with veteran New York Times newsman James Reston before he left for the Middle East on one of his many "fire-fighting" trips, Dr. Kissinger called for a "visible and dramatic downturn in the arms race" and a new spirit of interdependence in order to avoid uncontrollable worldwide political, economic and social chaos. "If we do not get a recognition of our interdependence."
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