The Neutrality Policy of the United States

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such channels of communication as the radio, the telegraph and the telephone. Peace propaganda will obviously make no headway if, in the emergency, when it is most needed, it is denied access to national transmission lines. A safe prediction can be made, however, that pacifist propaganda will be completely throttled in a war crisis so far as these channels are concerned.


BRIEF EXCERPTS

Newspapers discussing the policy of this country in the African war practically are a unit in advocating neutrality. Of the commenting newspapers 32 per cent favor an isolationist policy, arguing that neutrality should be maintained without cooperation with the League of Nations. The other 62 per cent believe this country should avoid any policy that might nullify the sanctions the League has invoked against Italy as the aggressor in the conflict. United States News. N. 11, '35. p. 10.

The answer to the exporter who protests that he is being ruined because he cannot sell abroad is that in peace as well as in war, every man must accept the jeopardy of his occupation or his situation. If we are dragged into war, all young men will be called to the colors, and some business men must take heavy losses; if we are determined to stay at peace, as we should, the loss is merely monetary and some of it is shifted to others. Bernard B. Baruch. Today. N. 2, '35. p. 6.

The guiding principle of our diplomacy ought to be isolation from all that makes for war, cooperation in all that makes for peace. As I interpret the application of that formula it calls for neutrality and not for participation in the League of Nations. It would avoid conflict with the League on the subject of economic sanctions

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Table of contents

  • Title Page 1
  • Introduction 3
  • Contents 5
  • Summary of the Arguments 9
  • Bibliography 39
  • Definitions 71
  • General Discussion 77
  • Historical Development of the Law Of Neutrality 77
  • Legal Position of Neutrality 82
  • Neutrality and War Prevention 85
  • Position of American Neutrality During the World War 89
  • Covenant of the League of Nations And Neutrality 94
  • Neutrality Policy of August 1935 104
  • American Policy 105
  • New Proposals 109
  • Price of Neutrality 118
  • Brief Excerpts 126
  • Affirmative Discussion 145
  • Neutral Policy for America 145
  • Mandatory Neutrality 152
  • Contraband and Neutral Trade 156
  • Future of Neutrality 162
  • Safeguards to Neutrality 167
  • Dragging America into War 174
  • American Neutrality 178
  • Propaganda Balance Sheet 180
  • Brief Excerpts 182
  • Negative Discussion 205
  • Cost of Peace 205
  • World Chaos Once More 213
  • Neutrality and International Organization 219
  • Is Neutrality Consistent With International Cooperation? 226
  • Neutrality and Neutral Rights Following the Pact Of Paris 231
  • Neutrality and War Prevention 238
  • Our Foreign Policy with Respect To Neutrality 241
  • Economics of Neutrality 243
  • Brief Excerpts 245
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