Foreign News: Peace on Earth

Last week a few earnest men still had courage enough in their hearts to believe, in the face of cynics' laughter, that Germans can live on the earth in peace even with Britons and Frenchmen, Japanese with Chinese, and Russians with whoever are their enemies. These men hurried about Europe proposing conferences, asking for moratoriums, begging at least a pause. Their reward was not great. Berlin papers called their pleas the "tubercular coughs of senile sinners," and their proposals were either damned or neglected by the lieutenants of force.

ΒΆ Karl Jacob Burckhardt, League...

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