Selling Munitions of War

Selling Munitions of War

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...can predict with any degree of certainty the length of this war; but I know it is the wish and hope and prayer of every fireside in Christendom that on next Christmas eve we can truthfully say, "Peace on earth, good will towards men." And that the day will soon arrive--When the war drums throb no longer, And the battle flags are furled In the parliament of man--The federation of the world. WE CAN STOP THE EUROPEAN WAR IF OUR PRAYERS ARE HONEJST. Senator Work's Bill, Congressional Record, 63d Congress, 3d session, page 202-3. The Chief Executive and the people of this nation are constantly proclaiming their intense desire that the war shall end in Europe and that peace shall prevail everywhere. That is the right sort of feeling to have and maintain, but to a considerable extent the attitude and doings of the American people towards this war and concerning the bringing about of peace in the world seem to me to be mere hypocritical pretense. Our actions belie our words. Ever since this War began we find everywhere expressed the faith and hope of the people that we are to gain great prosperity thereby and are to become richer by the vast trading which it is claimed is thereby opened up to us. Now, this is all ver_v well and proper under certain conditions. But if the sending of our exports abroad has a tendency to aid the combatants and to continue warfare in Europe, then, if we square our actions with ouriwords, we shall not send these warring peoples a dollar's worth of our products, until they stop fighting. We are a lot of greedy hypocrites as long as we express our desire for peace in Europe and at the same time continue to send to the nations at war their munitions of war or provisions which enable them to...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913744
  • 9781236913746