Thomas Merton Center

Manuscripts in Sub-Section E.1:

Root of war, The

Item 1 - War - Madness

First Lines:  At the root of all war is fear: not so much the fear men have of one another as the fear they have

Sub-Type:  Published material


Copy Type:  Typescript with additions and holograph corrections and additions

Date:  September no-day, 1961

Number of pages:  13

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Sent to Dorothy Day with Merton's letter of September 22, 1961. This copy taken from manuscript of "New Seeds of Contemplation." Merton retitles the essay, "War - Madness." "The Root of War" is written in pen in another hand (possibly James Forest editing the piece for the Catholic Worker. Other typed and handwritten additions were added by Merton on various sized pieces of paper.

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 8