Perhaps the most contradictory phrase of the 20th Century is "civilized warfare." Also, the idea that it is all right to shoot people with a steel-jacketed but not a dumdum bullet, to run them through with bayonets but not choke them with gas, to destroy their vessels with a battleship but not a submarine┬Śall this is quite confusing to some uncomplicated minds. Lately the democracies have been trying to "humanize"' the wars in Spain and China, chiefly by urging the cessation of bombing behind the lines.

Twice during the past year Great Brittain,...

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