such channels of communication as the radio, the telegraph and the telephone. Peace propaganda will obviously make no headway if, in the emergency, when it is most needed, it is denied access to national transmission lines. A safe prediction can be made, however, that pacifist propaganda will be completely throttled in a war crisis so far as these channels are concerned.
Newspapers discussing the policy of this country in the African war practically are a unit in advocating neutrality. Of the commenting newspapers 32 per cent favor an isolationist policy, arguing that neutrality should be maintained without cooperation with the League of Nations. The other 62 per cent believe this country should avoid any policy that might nullify the sanctions the League has invoked against Italy as the aggressor in the conflict. United States News. N. 11, '35. p. 10.
The answer to the exporter who protests that he is being ruined because he cannot sell abroad is that in peace as well as in war, every man must accept the jeopardy of his occupation or his situation. If we are dragged into war, all young men will be called to the colors, and some business men must take heavy losses; if we are determined to stay at peace, as we should, the loss is merely monetary and some of it is shifted to others. Bernard B. Baruch. Today. N. 2, '35. p. 6.
The guiding principle of our diplomacy ought to be isolation from all that makes for war, cooperation in all that makes for peace. As I interpret the application of that formula it calls for neutrality and not for participation in the League of Nations. It would avoid conflict with the League on the subject of economic sanctions