half ago, according to an old letter, a New York gentleman refused to send his son to Yale because Yale was in "that foreign and barbarous colony of Connecticut." These colonies fought the Colonial wars. But when, after being allied in the Revolution, they formed themselves into the United States, the feelings of suspicion and jealousy gradually disappeared. Since then, with one notable exception,--the Civil War,--they have invariably settled their disputes, 87 in number, by legal and peaceful methods, i.e., through the Supreme Court.


CONCLUSION

So much for the wholly unfounded objection that man is a fighting animal and cannot and will not abolish war. We see that it has been in process of abolition from the very first beginnings of law; that, in fact, what we call civilization largely consists precisely in this substitution of law for war; that only under the pressure of growing population and intercourse has war continued to crop up; that it has, recurred between those newly grown into contact, where law had not yet had time to replace war.

Now, however, at last is there opportunity

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  • 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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