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Adin Ballou American Peace Society arbitration armaments become beneficence Benjamin F Boston brotherhood cause century chap Charles Loring Brace chief Christian citizens citizenship civilized world conception Conference conscience constitutional cooperation court of nations created defense disarmament disputes earth Elihu Burritt eration Europe everywhere evil existence federation fighting force friction greed ground growing hate honor human society influence interests international law John Bright kinship labor live London Lyman Abbott ment militarism moral mutual service nature necessity never Noah Worcester organized Paris pathy Peace Congress peace movement permanent political practical present principle progress prosperity questions race radical peace reason recent Richard Cobden selfish settled social solidarity of humanity spirit strife Thomas Clarkson thought tion tional to-day treaty tribes tribunal true union United unity universal peace versal violence wars whole William Lloyd Garrison world government world society York
Page 151 - ... it is the better to guarantee peace that they have developed in proportions hitherto unprecedented their military forces and still continue to increase them without shrinking from any sacrifice.
Page 150 - The maintenance of general peace, and a possible reduction of the excessive armaments which weigh upon all nations, present themselves in the existing condition of the whole world, as the ideal towards which the endeavors of all Governments should be directed.
Page 153 - It would converge in one powerful focus the efforts of all the States which are sincerely seeking to make the great conception of universal peace triumph over the elements of trouble and discord.
Page 151 - ... labor and capital are for the major part diverted from their natural application and unproductively consumed. Hundreds of millions are devoted to acquiring terrible engines of destruction, which, though today regarded as the last word of science, are destined tomorrow to lose all value in consequence of some fresh discovery in the same field. National culture, economic progress and the production of wealth are either paralyzed or checked in their development.
Page 4 - Perpetual peace is a dream and not even a beautiful dream, and War is an integral part of God's ordering of the universe.
Page 152 - The economic crises, due in great part to the system of armaments a entrance, and the continual danger which lies in this massing of war material, are transforming the armed peace of our days into a crushing burden, which the peoples have more and more difficulty in bearing. It appears evident, then, that if this state of things were prolonged, it would inevitably lead to the very cataclysm which it is desired to avert, and the horrors of which make every thinking man shudder in advance.
Page 151 - The intellectual and physical strength of the nations, labor and capital, are for the major part diverted from their natural application, and unproductively consumed. Hundreds of millions are devoted to acquiring terrible engines of destruction, which, though to-day regarded as the last word of science, are destined to-morrow to lose all value in consequence of some fresh discovery in the same field.
Page 152 - To put an end to these incessant armaments and to seek the means of warding off the calamities which are threatening the whole world — such is the supreme duty to-day imposed upon all states.
Page 151 - ... to all peoples the benefits of a real and durable peace, and, above all, of putting an end to the progressive development of the present armaments.
Page vi - The aim of the discussion is to show that the nature of man and of society is such as to indicate that a general federation of the race ought to exist, that war ought to be abolished, that the whole of humanity must move together in harmonious cooperation if it ever fulfills its destiny...