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World Peace Foundation

A LEAGUE OF NATIONS

VOLUME I

19171918

WORLD PEACE FOUNDATION

40 MT. VERNON STREET, BOSTON

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The corporation is constituted for the purpose of educating the people of all nations to a full knowledge of the waste and destructiveness of war, its evil effects on present social conditions and on the well-being of future generations, and to promote international justice and the brotherhood of man; and, generally, by every practical means to promote peace and good will among all mankind.-By-laws of the Corporation.

It is to this patient and thorough work of education, through the school, the college, the church, the press, the pamphlet and the book, that the World Peace Foundation addresses itself.-Edwin Ginn.

The idea of force cannot at once be eradicated. It is useless to believe that the nations can be persuaded to disband their present armies and dismantle their present na vies, trusting in each other or in the Hague Tribunal to settle any possible differences between them, unless, first, some substitute for the existing forces is provided and demonstrated by experience to be adequate to protect the rights, dignity and territory of the respective nations. My own belief is that the idea which underlies the movement for the Hague Court can be developed so that the nations can be persuaded each to contribute a small percentage of their military forces at sea and on land to form an International Guard or Police Force.Edwin Ginn.

*Incorporated under the laws of Massachusetts, July 12, 1910, as the International School of Peace. Name changed to World Peace Foundation, December 22, 1910.

A LEAGUE OF NATIONS

PUBLISHED BIMONTHLY BY
WORLD PEACE FOUNDATION

40 MT. VERNON STREET, BOSTON, MASS.
The subscription price is 25c. per year in advance. Prices in quantities

on application.

General Secretary, EDWARD Cummings.
Corresponding Secretary, and Librarian, Denys P. MYERS.

CONTENTS

No. 1, OCTOBER, 1917

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ANNOUNCEMENT :::::....

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COURT SUSTAINS BEQUEST. ................ V

Decision of Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts as to

Mr. Ginn's legacy to World Peace Foundation. By

Samuel J. Elder

What WE ARE Fighting For:

American reply to the Pope's peace proposal. ..:....

Taft commends the President's reply to the Pope . ..... 4

America's War and America's Opportunity. By A. Lawrence

Lowell ......................

MILESTONES OF HALF A CENTURY

What Presidents and Congress have Done to Bring about a

League of Nations

Grant and the Alabama settlement, 1871 .........

The Sumner resolutions, 1872-1874 ...........

Hayes indorses Grant's policy, 1877 .............

Arthur urges Congress to act ...............

Negotiation with Switzerland, 1883.

Cleveland replies to British memorial, 1887 ...

Resolution of Congress, 1890, and response of British House

of Commons, 1893 ..............

Pan America follows example of United States, 1890 ....

Harrison's hopeful attitude

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Cleveland's advance in his second administration ......

Views of President McKinley, 1897 .........

The First Hague Conference, 1899 ........

Roosevelt.-America submits the first case, 1901 ......

Support for Pan American progress, 1901 ......

Series of arbitration treaties negotiated, 1904. ....

International police force-Roosevelt, 1904 ........

President a Nobel Peace laureate, 1906 .......

The next step-A court of permanent judges, 1907 ...

Taft.-A step toward world organization, 1910 .....

Radical extension of arbitration proposed by President ...

The larger goal, A League of Nations, 1911 . ........

Wilson.-New series of treaties initiated, 1913 .......

President advocates a common force ..........

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