The Federation of the World

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Houghton, Miffin, 1899 - Arbitration (International law). - 162 pages
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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 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 7 - ... made of one every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth...
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 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 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 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.
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...

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