VIII. THE SENATE IRRECONCILABLES

WHY DO NOT OTHER NATIONS FIND FAULT?

WE see, then, that the League question must be reconsidered, that the numerous objections which have been alleged against the League will not bear examination on their merits, that the people have a right and a duty to correct any false first impressions of the League, that among the false impressions is that a majority voted against it, that there are now appearing new circumstances and new reasons compelling us to think better of the League, that even in the Senate only a minority voted against it.

But, unfortunately, that minority, being slightly greater than one-third of the Senate, has had the power, under our Constitution, to block our entrance into the League.

It is no part of the purpose of this book to apportion personal praise and blame, especially as to do so would merely re-arouse the political passions which we wish to avoid and forget. But, as the aim is to convince every reasonable

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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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