In This Review

The Promise Of World Order
The Promise Of World Order
By Richard Falk
Temple University Press, 1987, 332 pp.

Richard Falk is disturbed over the sorry state of the world and the manifest inability of governments, particularly the one in Washington, to do anything to save it. He seeks radical change through populist action against militarism and nuclear weapons and through aid to Third World liberation struggles and support for human rights. The first step is to lift the curse of the bipartisan foreign policy consensus (since it is a cold-war consensus) and the old ways of thinking. Readers of Falk's earlier works will recognize much of his argument, but the book stands up well as a whole, presenting the thrust of his mature thought fully, logically and with conviction, far from reality though some of it may be.