The Disarmament Conference At Washington Will Be A Failure; Only By The Abolition Of Neutrality Can…

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byLuigi Carnovale

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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.1921 Excerpt: ... THE DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE AT WASHINGTON WILL BE A FAILURE Just as the Paris Conference was a failure, so the Disarmament Conference at Washington will be a failure. I mean to say that the Disarmament Conference--whether its final decision be in favor of a limitation of armaments or in favor of complete disarmament of all nations--will not attain the end (immediate cessation of wars, with general and lasting peace) for which it was staged in Washington with such a pomp of religious and diplomatic solemnity. It will not attain its end, because the leit-motif of its academic discussions was based exclusively on the false presumption that armaments are the cause--and the only cause--of wars, and that the limitation of armaments could result only in the elimination of the cause of war and the cessation of wars with the consequent advent of general and lasting peace. The Disarmament Conference at Washington, based on such a gross error and allowing itself to be ruled by it, forgot, or feigned to forget, two indestructible historical elements which cannot and should not be forgotten. First. Armaments never were the cause--and much less the only cause--of wars. Nations armed to the teeth almost always have lived in peace with one another and even on good terms with one another. Let us note, for instance, the period preceding the Great War. During that time, armaments reached the most montrous proportions, whether we consider expenditures, quantity of material, or power for destructiveness, that evil human genius ever conceived and produced; but they were not the cause of the Great War; the nations most powerfully armed lived in peace with each other for years and were even on friendly terms with one another. Armaments--particularly such as those of the period prec...

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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.1921 Excerpt: ... THE DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE AT WASHINGTON WILL BE A FAILURE Just as the Paris Conference was a failure, so the Disarmament Confer...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:20 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217382851

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