The Ethical Outlook Volume 5

The Ethical Outlook Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...gain for the merchant of the West as is consistent with the utmost human rights along with the highest human development of the native populations. The international legislature should take the planetary view. The world is to be one household. The more civilized nations are the adults. It is the part of the adults to foster the development of the undeveloped. And the adult peoples, like the parents in the family, will gain their own moral maturity in the very act of benefiting the helpless and less mature, and drawing them up toward higher levels. In this way the conclave of the nations of the earth by their representatives, in a body proceeding from and overarching all the parliaments, will tend more and more to insure peace by anticipating and forestalling the causes that lead to strife. The idea of a League to Enforce Peace is altogether erroneous. Peace depends upon a certain attitude of mind, and this cannot be enforced from without. You cannot introduce the spirit of righteousness into individuals or peoples with a club. You cannot prevent the steam from generating by shutting the safety-valve. And here I have a word to say in regard to the court or Commission of Conciliation in the case of non-justiciable controversies, which is provided for in all the projects for the League that have come to my knowledge, and which I cannot but regard as radically unfit to be the organ of justice in deciding a controversy between people and people. It is proposed by some that the members of the Commission of Conciliation shall be selected ad hoc for each single case as it arises. But to this it is objected that the judges selected in this way, when the air is full of passion, are sure to be biased, and that an impartial tribunal cannot be...
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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236897226
  • 9781236897220