The Great Peace

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byHarry Huntington Powers

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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. 1918. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII NATIONALITY AND INTERNATIONALISM Intebnationaubm, in its necessity and its crude reality, is the outstanding fact in the present world situation. Nations can do nothing alone,--will never again do anything alone. There are no more local problems, no exclusively national interests. Alliances are the supreme problem of war, as cooperation is the supreme fact in peace. With the passing of the old local civilization and of the self-sufficient community, independent nationality in any complete sense of the word becomes a fiction. International dependence is the ever increasing fact as civilization develops. The problem of the hour is to match this growing independence with both the mood and the mechanism of effective cooperation. The dependence is inevitable, and that in itself means weakness. Effective cooperation is indispensable. Only that means power. A time like this tends to emphasize and at the same time to pervert the problem of internationalism. Our thought turns too exclusively to the prevention of war. The problem seems to be a judicial one, and the supreme need a tribunal for the settlement of disputes. The great international interests, on the contrary, are peace interests, and the problem is administrative far more than judicial. It is a question of the official management of certain great business interests of the nations much more than a problem of punishing or preventing breaches of the peace. Among these interests perhaps the most obvious is the use of the sea, the inevitable international area and the highway of the nations. The problem is to keep it open and safe, safe from the pirate or individual marauder, and safe from the shock of contending nations who pursue their enemies upon this world domain. This problem will be discu...

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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. 1918. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII NATIONALITY AND INTERNATIONALISM Intebnationaubm, in its necessity and its crude reality, is the outstanding fact...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217798268

ISBN - 13:9780217798266

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