Building International Goodwill

Building International Goodwill

Building International Goodwill

Building International Goodwill

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BY HENRY A. ATKINSON

EVERYONE agrees that in order to eliminate war there must be some form of world organization for settling international disputes which will provide the machinery necessary for conciliation, arbitration, and their judicial adjustment.

Anarchy exists in the relation of the nations in their dealings with each other. Internationally the world is living in a pioneer age; every nation is a law unto itself to such an extent that an enthusiast discussing the codification of international law, when faced with the facts by one who knew world conditions, had to admit that before codifying international law there would have to be some international law to codify. Laws are developed through precedents and up to the present there has been little worthy of being perpetuated and followed. Civilized life is impossible in any community except as there are developed the instruments which guarantee security and make justice possible. No effective . . .

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