The Economic Foundations of Peace: Or, World-Partnership as the Truer Basis of the League of Nations

The Economic Foundations of Peace: Or, World-Partnership as the Truer Basis of the League of Nations

The Economic Foundations of Peace: Or, World-Partnership as the Truer Basis of the League of Nations

The Economic Foundations of Peace: Or, World-Partnership as the Truer Basis of the League of Nations

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THE League of Nations is conceived by the writer as an edifice with two wings, economic and political. Many main problems of both kinds have had to be passed under review, but the object of this book is to explain and illustrate the practical method of WorldPartnership. It is regarded as an indispensable addition to political World-Government, as a system of more constructive and reconciling possibilities, and as essential to any firm prospect of enduring peace. The attempt has been made, with allowance for various contingencies, which may yet work either way, to look forward for such a least interval of a few decades as usually divides one great war from another; and to consider what factors must profoundly alter the situation of to-day. A United Germany, enlarged by the addition of Austria proper, and a United Russia will count again sooner or later. As the combined statesmanship of the English-speaking peoples has created the beginnings of a League of Nations, nothing but the continued leadership and guardianship of the Englishspeaking peoples together can ensure the development of the League and bring it to maturity. The chief themes of the following pages are thus indicated.

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