The Peace Tangle

The Peace Tangle

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The Peace Tangle

The Peace Tangle

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These hastily written chapters are intended to show that the war brought rapid and complete deterioration.

The fact that the need for economic revival was more fundamental than that for political revival was not appreciated by the political men who made the peace.

Nor did they appreciate the fact that peace called for a different political solution than would have been equitable under the economic conditions of 1914. In so far as it indicated international cooperation, the pre-armistice agreement however, contained the political basis for an economic revival.

The thoughtful observations of an unbiased American may perhaps prove of some assistance to the people of this country in finally deciding what they propose to do respecting these new and intricate problems. This book has, therefore, been produced under a pressure, inexcusable except for these special conditions which have led me to sacrifice many important considerations in order to accomplish its early publication. Quickly constructed to describe vast territory, the volume must of necessity . . .

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