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Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Raymond Cohen Annotation pdf (63,630 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Raymond Cohen
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (63,630 Bytes)
Date:
1980-11-02 (November 2, 1980)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Cohen, Raymond
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence E
Box Number: 31
Folder Number: 69
Unique Identifier:
BBGBWY
Accession Number:
76
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1978-1984
Folder: Cohen, Raymond
Transcript:
Dr Raymond Cohen
Dept. Intl. Relations
Hebrew Univ.
Jerusalem
[stamped, NOV 2 1980]
"Threat Perception in Intl' Politics"
touched on many issues of longstanding (if avocational) interest to me, and I thank you for it!
I was startled enough at the remarks noted on p. 108 (attach) that I made some further enquiries. Telford Taylor, in "Munich" takes a more comprehending posture; but is not willing to be so critical. Slesor's [sic] memoirs are self-critical, but still have plenty of objective grounds for fear of the Luftwaffe. And you may be interested in Col. Levy's (professional) assessment -- which should be coupled with many accounts of Britain's lack of preparation for defense against air attack, so that unescorted heavy bombers could still do heavy damage
enc: Col Levy
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
So, while British leaders can be faulted for their half-hearted commitment to rearmament 1938-1939 (though how can a U.S. national throw stones on this issue!), I suggest you reexamine the lack of "critical analysis." (One hopes the sheer volume of strategic-analytic effort today can augment our clarity of policy judgment in like proportion!)
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW: Threat perception in international politics;
World War 2; WW-2; Telford Yalor; Munich; Slessor;

jl 12/17/99