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LONGMANS, GREEN, & CO

London, Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras -
LEONARD SCOTT PUBLICATION COMPANY, New York

1917

Theo Edinburgh Review

JULY, 1917

No. 461

NATIONAL FEDERATIONS AND WORLD

FEDERATION

1. Bodies Politic and their Governments. By BASIL EDWARD

HAMMOND. Cambridge University Press. 1915. 2. Recueil de Rapports sur les différents points du Programme

minimum. Published for the Organisation Centrale pour une

Paix Durable by Martinus Nijhoff. The Hague, 1916. 3. The Morality of Nations. By C. DELISLE BURNS. London

University Press. 1915. 4. Studies in the Problem of Sovereignty. By HAROLD J. LASKI.

Yale University Press. 1917.

W H EN President Wilson called upon Congress to declare

VV a state of war with Germany, he justified his action to his countrymen and to the world by the lofty disinterestedness of its motive. This was 'to vindicate the principles of ' peace and justice in the life of the world as against selfish ' and autocratic power, and to set up among the really free .and self-governed peoples of the world such a concert of 'purpose and action as will henceforth ensure the observance

of those principles.' The conditions on which alone the United States would become a party to such a concert he had already defined in his Address to the Senate of the 22nd of January—a statement of his ideal aims to which enormous

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