Occasionally evidence crops up that certain special interests, including munition makers, have been active in opposing the League and supporting, through campaign contributions, the election of senators opposed to the League. The League Covenant recognizes that: "The manufacture by private enterprise of munitions and implements of war is open to grave objections," and aims to find measures for over. coming this evil.


CONCLUSION

We have seen, then, the strange paradox that competitive armaments harm every nation and yet, in a world of international anarchy, are unavoidable. We have also seen that the burden of armaments to-day is unendurable and that, except in the case of munition makers, there is scarcely an individual but that would find his financial condition improved if, through concerted disarmament, the tax burden could be lessened.

To get rid of this ubiquitous nuisance, this fatal rivalry in armaments, doing, in the end, no good to anybody but evil to everybody, a leaguing together of nations is absolutely essential just as we found it to be absolutely essential in order to tie up the many loose ends

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • Illustrations xiii
  • I. Introduction 1
  • Ii. the Coming of "The" League 15
  • Iii. "A" League Essential 23
  • Conclusion 36
  • Iv. Why Wars Occur 38
  • SUMMARY 48
  • V. is Man a Fighting Animal? 49
  • Conclusion 62
  • Vi. What is the League? 64
  • Conclusion 74
  • Vii. Objections Alleged Against the League 75
  • Viii. the Senate Irreconcilables 99
  • Conclusion 112
  • Ix. Experience with the League 114
  • SUMMARY 134
  • X. Alternatives to "The" League 138
  • SUMMARY OF ANSWERS TO OBJECTIONS 138
  • Xi. Uncle Sam's Empty Chair 154
  • Conclusion 171
  • Xii. the Present Outlook 173
  • Xiii. Summary and Conclusion 202
  • SUMMARY 202
  • APPENDIX TEXT OF THE LEAGUE COVENANT 213
  • Bibliography 249
  • Index 255
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