The War and the Coming Peace: The Moral Issue

The War and the Coming Peace: The Moral Issue

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The War and the Coming Peace: The Moral Issue

The War and the Coming Peace: The Moral Issue

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This book is in a measure an outgrowth of the author's "The War and the Bagdad Railway." In the latter work my main purpose was to show in the light of history the significance of the region through which the Bagdad Railway passes, and how by the conversion of what should have been a purely commercial enterprise into an imperialistic project, backed by a powerful military autocracy, Pan-Germanism became a menace to the entire civilized world. Underlying the menace, however, is a moral issue which was incidentally touched upon in the concluding chapter of the book. While writing the chapter, I felt that the larger, which are also the deeper, aspects of the conflict suggested by the moral issue, merited a fuller treatment. I have, accordingly, yielded to the impulse to set forth in greater detail certain views in regard to this vital issue . . .

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