CHAPTER VIII
THE NEW AGENCIES OF WAR: GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS

Armament Evolution--Its Desirability: Some Historical Data: History of the Machine-Gun: War Chemicals: General Characteristics of the New Agencies: Specific Attack v. Blind Force: The Argument of Limited Development

Humane or Inhumane?


ARMAMENT EVOLUTION--ITS DESIRABILITY

Armament development is steadily going on. While planning the organisation of peace the nations are steadily developing weapons, the cumulative effect of which in two or three decades may well throw out of gear the operation of any agreed scheme of armament limitation. With the exception of timid reference to restricting chemical and bacteriological weapons there seems to be a profound silence on this subject, yet, taking a long view, the problem of the evolution of new types of armament is one of the two major issues of technical disarmament. Why has it received practically no attention?

Studying the records of official and other organisations dealing with disarmament and allied subjects, one can only conclude that this grave matter has not been recognised as a fundamental issue. The question whether the nations should pursue the development of arms and the important issues involved have apparently not yet seized the individual, national, and international mind and conscience either at all or with sufficient force as to demand an answer. Alive as the world is to the main problem of organising for peace, yet it seems blind to one of its most important elements. If such development is indeed capable of disturbing the equilibrium of world peace organisation, then there is no better analogy than that of a surgeon performing a major internal operation and forgetting to sterilise the wound before closing it. But it is not enough to assume the simple solution that arms evolution should cease. Why is it claimed that unrestricted arms development is a danger to the stability of peace? It might, in fact, be a danger to humanity, and undesirable, even if we admit war a proper part of man's affairs, but that is another story.

-165-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Scientific Disarmament
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 322

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.