The Intercollegiate Socialist Volume 6

The Intercollegiate Socialist Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...plots, pursuing the same policies, getting their country into the same situation which can be made to look to the German people as defensive? We must democratize at the point where the need is most crying--in foreign politics. The future relationship must not be a relationship of Foreign Offices but of peoples. In brief, the conference which settles this war must be much less in the nature of a secret meeting of diplomats, and much more in the nature of a Parliament of the Peoples than the Peace Congresses of the past. The popular assemblies of the belligerent states--the legislative as well as the executive side of government--must be represented; and not only the majority parties of the moment but all parties. For the minorities of to-day may be the majorities of to-morrow. If nations, instead of governments, are to be represented, this minority representation is indispensable. Were this principle accepted we should take the preponderant power in foreign affairs out of the hands of the German government and put it into the hands of the German people, through their representatives. In some such way, and in some such way only, can we carry into real effect the principle of "No Peace with the Kaiser." But America is not ready for it. America's own minorities--Labor, if it is a minority--has not political representation. How is organized Labor to get representation at the Peace in such a way that in imposing upon Germany the same method as we ourselves employ we should know that we were dealing with the German people and not their masters? We have not worked out this problem of democracy; and it is the biggest one which faces us. To find some solution for it is the next step in national policy. NATIONAL CONTROL OF RAILROADS Ordway Tead more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561201
  • 9781236561206