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Apocalypse ManagementEisenhower and the Discourse of National Insecurity$
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Ira Chernus

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804758079

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804758079.001.0001

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Candor and Korea

Candor and Korea

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(p.52) Chapter 3 Candor and Korea
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Apocalypse Management
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758079.003.0004

This chapter discusses Operation Candor and peace in Korea. Operation Candor tried to develop a speech or a series of speeches for the president to deliver. President Dwight Eisenhower could not publicly discuss Operation Candor and its goals due to the possible eliciting of excessive fear, and was promoting his defensive vision of permanent security against a perpetual threat by employing the language of liberal internationalism. In addition, he depended on “The Chance for Peace” speech's image of peace through negotiations in order to make his appeal persuasive. In early August, the president asserted “two precious victories” in Korea. If the poor of Korea and the world did not trust liberal capitalism to raise their standard of living, they would turn to communism, and peace, by Eisenhower's definition, would thereafter be impossible.

Keywords:   peace, Operation Candor, Korea, President Dwight Eisenhower, security, liberal internationalism, Chance for Peace, liberal capitalism, communism

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