Syllabus of Lectures on International Conciliation

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byDavid Starr Jordan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... The army as an instrument of plunder. "We brought back a thousand cattle and the head of him that owned them." Outrages of the allied armies in China. Plunder of astronomical observatory. Trial of Kunert at Halle. The army as a political machine. Militarism. Conscription. Petty abuses of power; subjection of soldiers; idleness; barrack vulgarity; vice; record of barrack life. Infectious diseases. "The Queen's Daughters." Efforts of the medical staff for sanitation. 22 instead of 54% in France. The army as a means of defense. Police duties of the army. Alleged degeneracy of peace. "Without war the world would degenerate and disappear in a morass of materialism."--(Moltke.) War, "the red rain which fertilizes and purifies humanity." Alleged unchangeability of human nature and its pugnacity. Alleged survival of warlike nations. Alleged constancy of physical force as the dominant factor. Human nature has changed its manifestations through co-operation, civilization, religion. Warlike nations never have survived. Co-operation is the dominant force. False ideals of patriotism. Dreyfus case. Boer war. Spanish war. "Remember the Maine." "Patriotism is killing Spaniards." "Patriotism the last refuge of a scoundrel."--(Samuel Johnson.) Patriotism: love of country and willingness to help in any way to her real advantage. Moral damage of war.--(Walter Walsh.) To the Nation. Child. Soldier--depends on circumstances. (Walsh, p. 156, 160.) Politician--"Hot fits" or long preparation. Journalist. Preacher--"War, God's assizes." Ordeal of nations. Missionary. Trader. Citizen--extension of graft; loose views of life. Patriot. Reformer. "Let your reforms for a moment go. Look to your butts and take good aims. Better a rotten borough or so, Than a rotten fleet and a city in f...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... The army as an instrument of plunder. "We brought back a thousand cattle and the head of him that owned them." Outrages of the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217998399

ISBN - 13:9780217998390

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