World Peace Foundation Pamphlet Series Volume 1

World Peace Foundation Pamphlet Series Volume 1

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... the foreign relations of the states are perfecdy friendly, there is in the hearts of the people the thought of war, solely because their governments are continually extending their preparations for hostilities. Colonel Glidke, as a military expert, realizes the full extent of the danger to which this state of affairs must lead, and says: " Nothing but binding agreements between the nations 1 Reprinted by kind permission of the Evening Past can avert, in a peaceful manner, the dangers that are ceaselessly lying in wait for us; treaties are remedies which work gradually for an assured peace among civilized nations." Thus armed preparation in peace-time leads inevitably to that mutual distrust which, as Von Moltke said in the Reichstag many years ago, " is what keeps the nations in arms against one another," and finally leads to war. Much more, of course, does one war lead to another. "War," says Colonel Gadke, "is the father of other wars. The more we think of our own power and ability, the oftener we have tasted of the fruit of victorious war, the more are we surrounded by the evil spirit of chauvinism and of imperialism. War is the father of other wars." " VESTED " INTERESTS In yet another way do war and preparations for war drag us deeper into the mire, and, instead of lightening our burdens and giving us security, increase our burdens, while at the same time making our outlook blacker than it would otherwise have been. I refer to the evil influence exercised over communities by the creation of great and heavily capitalized artillery, shipbuilding, and innumerable other factories which modern war requires. By reason of their great wealth alone these institutions are a menace, more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236844327
  • 9781236844323