War , Destruction and our Future
All the three documents are interrelated with each other and talks about the war( civil, cold, nuclear) and protests. It is either agenda or manifesto , all related to save humanity for future destructions. Port Huron Statement is a statement with 25,700 words "clearly spoken the core issues of US society and arranged a radical vision for a restored future." Fight against racism, against the ideological climate of the cold war or against the consumer society: at the dawn of the 1960s, radical groups are multiplying in the United States. The Students for a Democratic Society movement is an unexpected success. It’s manifesto, published half a century ago, has become the reference document of the American counterculture.
The "PHS" is often considered as the New Left's reference document. It’s author and the political theory that he develops have contributed to it. In addition, the topics discussed clearly show a massive rejection of American policy in force at that time. Finally, by its scope, the manifesto is part of a much broader perspective, namely that of posing as a real political program of a whole generation that questions the meaning of American democracy. But reading this manifesto, there is an acute sensation of the spirit of the sixties - rejection of any ideologies, struggle against class prejudices, a call to creativity and passionate criticism of everything and everyone.
In July 1955, eleven world-renowned scholars signed the Russell-Einstein Manifesto, that assisted as the basis for the Pugwash Scientists Movement. The first conference of the movement took place in July 1957 in the town of Pugwash in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Hence, in fact, the name of the movement. In 1995, the Pugwash movement was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. As stated in the PHS , "for great achievements aimed at reducing the role of nuclear weapons in world politics, and for many years of efforts to ban this type of weapon."(Manifesto1)
The authors of the historical Manifesto back in 1955 noted with alarm that "the public and even many statesmen do not understand what will be at stake in a nuclear war" and "the concept of" humanity "is more than anything that interferes with the assessment of the situation, which seems foggy and abstract. The authors of the Manifesto warned that "in a future war, nuclear arms will surely be used. “The world is full of conflicts; and, overshadowing all minor conflicts, the titanic struggle between Communism and anti-Communism”(Manifesto1)
The root of the problem of the presence of nuclear weapons lies not in strategic stability or nuclear deterrence, nor in multilateral agreements on arms reduction and control. The problem is in the man himself either he want him in peace or destruction. The future of man, the future of culture, depends on whether a person wants to free himself even for a moment, change his mind, make sense of his life, and turn his eyes to heaven. This is precisely what the Russell-Einstein Manifesto says: "we appeal to people as people: remember that you belong to the human race and forget about everything else.(Menfesto1)
What is the significance of “Agenda of a generation( Port Huron statement) in 21st century?
Is Russel Einstein manifesto , still going on ?
What kind of war is the more dangerous for society civil or cold ?
Could our politicians and peace makers develop an agenda/ manifesto for the entire world to diffuse all nuclear weapons to save the world?
Port Hurson Statement ., 1967. Retrieve from
"The Russell-Einstein Manifesto." (2012).Retrieve from :
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