SOCIAL COHESION AND GOVERNMENT frustration. Sweden has never been at war since 1814, that is to say, for a period of four generations, but I do not think anybody could maintain that the Swedes have suffered in their instinctive life as a result of this immunity. If mankind succeeds in abolishing war, it should not be difficult to find other outlets for the love of adventure and risk. The old outlets, which at one time served a biological purpose, do so no longer, and therefore new outlets are necessary. But there is nothing in human nature that compels us to acquiesce in continued savagery. Our less orderly impulses are dangerous only when they are denied or misunderstood. When this mistake is avoided, the problem of fitting them into a good social system can be solved by the help of intelligence and goodwill.