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News Release (March 26, 1967)


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News Release (March 26, 1967)
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New College News Release, For Release: Sunday, March 26, 1967
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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March 26, 1967


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-1. -. ... -.'.."<',-i\' / ... _NEW COLLEGE ( by T o m Todd ) NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE: SUNDAY, MARCH 26 1967 "Proliferation of nuclear weapons can be prevented and controlled," argued the doctor to the housewife across the conference table. Not so, responded a retired army officer next to him at the table, main-taining that control would only lead to secret development of nuclear weapons. The mild-mannered chairman of the meeting sought to stimulate more opinion. He was Dr. Rollin B. Posey, professor of political science at New College, and on Monday nights a moderator of wide-ranging.discussions on world policy issues. At the table with him were the retired army officer and his wife. the doctor and his wife, a young executive, another physician, and two college students. Argument about nuclear warfare and the foreign policy implications of nuclear weapons raged around the table. This group meets once a \veek to discuss the "Great Decisions" facing the world today, explained Posey. He said the group spands many hours during the eight-week span of the seminar examining the ramifications of such topics as population explosion, the Viet Nam war, and disarmament. tfuy do they do it? Posey guesses it is because so many people are interested in what is happen-ing in the world. The United States Foreign Policy Association (USFPA) makes up a discussion course which is offered nationwide. It also distributes study guides for use in the courses and even conducts straw votes on the various issues. -more-


"GREAT DECISIONS" Page 2 No one teaches anything, the tall, gray-haired political scientist points out. Each session is run like a forum and his task is merely to moderate the arguments and stimulate discussion. Another voice spoke up, the older physician this time, suggesting nuclear proliferation could be stopped by a treaty between the nuclear powers. From across the table came a retort. "Even if the nuclear powers do agree to stop producing l.reapons, don't think for a minute that they aren't going ahead in secret with development of the weapons--just waiting for an excuse to manufacture them again." The discussion swept back and forth across the wood-grained table, as each of the dozen persons present subscribed to one of the many possible opinions about the topic. There are no lvinners and no losers in this kind of argument, said the moderator later. Each participanti makes shis own position clear and tries at the same time to understand the other fellow's. The result of the evening's meeting may n.ot have been a solution to the problems of the world, but for those present it did create greater understanding of the complexity of the present world situation. -30-

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