The North Dakota Plan

A few weeks ago a Paris-based organization called APHIA (Association for the Promotion of Humor in International Affairs) made its annual award for the most relaxed and innovative figure in the field of international affairs to John Kenneth Galbraith. In accordance with the rules of the organization, the recipient of the award was required to make a significantly innovative contribution to the field of foreign policy. Mr. Galbraith, in consequence, thought and proposed the North Dakota Plan, here revealed to an American audience for the first time.