The American Road to World Peace

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SECTION X
THE AMERICAN ROAD

"The peoples who have experienced the benefits of a good constitution of their own are those best qualified to take the lead in the constant improvement of the broader constitution needed to ensure World Peace."

"An understanding of the United States is the best insurance for peace."


CHAPTER 58: An Attainable Objective

THE object of this book is to trace the American road to world peace. This goal, as the writer believes, can be reached by means of a constitutional document, the United Nations Charter, and in no other way discernible to the political thinker in the present age. That document, as it emerged from the conference which adopted it, embodied the consent of fifty nations, now increased to sixty. It contains provisions to ensure that its observance will be backed up, where necessary, by the use of force. Thus it aims at bringing about, and establishing once and for all in the life of humankind, that organic association between law and power of which so many political thinkers have dreamed in the past.

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