The New Peace Movement Volume 3

Paperback | May 13, 2012

byWilliam Isaac Hull

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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: ...be sent against it, we revive the old mathematical puzzle of an irresistible force meeting an immovable obstacle. Sensible men are therefore inquiring where this policy is to end. Third, Colonel Roosevelt's armament policy invites the very evil of warfare which-he deplores. He looks upon his navy as merely a means of defense; other nations inevitably regard it as a defiance and a menace. The very worst feature of the big-navy policy, then,--immeasurably worse than its expense and its folly from the fighting point of view,--is that it is the chief obstacle to the adoption of international arbitration. Both reason and experience prove that it has this disastrous result. If in a "state of nature" my neighbor and I should desire to establish a court for the adjudication of differences between us, the worst possible method of procedure to accomplish that end would be to equip our lawns with bulldogs, tigers, lions and all the animals of the jungle. If, for alleged purposes of defense, I were so to equip my lawn, my neighbor would inevitably look upon me either as a hypocrite in pretending to desire a court, or as a bully who did not intend to abide by the decisions of a court. And if he were to follow my example and "defend " his lawn in a similar manner, the results would be not the establishment of a court but such a fight as the jungle never saw. At the First Hague Conference, Count Minister of Germany and Admiral Fisher of Great Britain are reported to have opposed Lord Pauncefote's plan for a court of arbitration, for the reason that, since Germany's army and Britain's fleet were ready and able to crush their opponents on short notice, it would be foolish for them to submit their differences to a court of arbitration and thus to give the...

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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: ...be sent against it, we revive the old mathematical puzzle of an irresistible force meeting an immovable obstacle. Sensible men a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:May 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021788329X

ISBN - 13:9780217883290

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