Harvey's Weekly Volume 2

Harvey's Weekly Volume 2

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Nation and the rights of the States lasted for generations and is not yet ended; if every great question in every free country has required a long period of discussion and thought before the people could reach a conclusion upon it, should not this, one of the most fundamental and far-reaching proposals ever madr to the American people, also receive careful and extended examination before the people are called upon to give their assent? If the Covenant be not a good thing, certainly the agitated days following a great war should not be seized upon to burden the country with a policy which it has not examined and which is no necessary part of the making of peace. Why then this undue haste? Do those of you who wish to prevent the people from deliberately considering this proposition mean to suggest that pending such consideration we would neglect any duty we owe to the world because we had not by formal writing bound ourselves to its performance? If so, I ask, where was the treaty obligation that bound us to rush to the rescue of a oonfiagrant world? Shall we be less sensitive of our duties during the months of sober contemplation of the momentous questions involved in this new step? And, Sir, have they thought out, they who are unwilling we shall have time to debate this matter, have they considered if America had not been what she is as the result of Washington's policy, we could not have done the mighty work of this war. It has been our aloofness that has made us great, mighty, and strong. But for the policy of Washington we should hardly have escaped disaster in the Napoleonic wars; but for it our youth also would have perished by thousands in the Crimea; they might also have been among the dead at Solferino, at Sedan, and at...show more

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  • Paperback | 696 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,220g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236910087
  • 9781236910080