The overwhelming complexity of the modern world can be seen as a product of the interaction between two fundamental historical forces, the industrial and communist revolutions. Both upheavals were accelerated by two world wars. The international structure that has emerged to cope with our disorderly world is certainly confronted with an overwhelming agenda. To understand Per Kleppe's approach, however, one must understand that the missionary spirit is very strong in the Norwegian psychology. Western Europe is the only part of the world with the potential to join this club in this century. Another critical triangular relationship is that between the United States, Western Europe, and Japan. This triangle comprises the bulk of the noncommunist world, including Norway. To the non-Norwegian observer, it may appear that there is a certain amount of sophistry involved in so neat a formula.