Get An Encyclopædia of Pacifism PDF

By Aldous Huxley (editor)

Show description

Read or Download An Encyclopædia of Pacifism PDF

Similar war & peace books

Get Enforcing the Peace: Learning from the Imperial Past PDF

Anarchy makes it effortless for terrorists to establish store. but the overseas group has been reluctant to devote the mandatory assets to peacekeeping -- with devastating effects in the community and world wide. This bold new paintings argues that sleek peacekeeping operations and army occupations endure a shocking resemblance to the imperialism practiced via liberal states a century in the past.

Get France and Its Spaces of War: Experience, Memory, Image PDF

This publication bargains a severe learn of the cultural and social phenomena of battle within the French and French-speaking global via a couple of lenses, together with reminiscence, gender, the humanities, and highbrow historical past.

O. Kimanuka's Sub-Saharan Africa’s Development Challenges: A Case Study of PDF

The 1st research of the 1994 genocide written by means of a Rwandan nationwide. Kimanuka examines Rwanda's survival from being a "failed state", taking a look at how leaders' daring judgements and the dedication of the Rwandan humans ended in reform courses and monetary restoration. Wider dialog of Africa's common improvement demanding situations also are explored.

Additional resources for An Encyclopædia of Pacifism

Sample text

It is doubtful whether colonies are profitable to the colony-owning country as a whole. To certain classes, however, such as financiers and colonial administrators, they are profitable; and, since these classes rule, there is a tendency for their interest to be regarded as a national interest. Moreover, the conception of prestige makes it hard for a nation to abandon even a demonstrably useless possession. In an empire, the idea of sovereignty and possession, appropriate only to national states, has been extended to vast groupings of subject or semi-subject peoples.

If the Germans were to attack France, would they waste their resources in storming defences which cannot be taken? Obviously not. The very strength of France's purely military defences makes it certain that any attack against her will be directed against the civil population from the air. The existence of the Maginot line is the guarantee that in any future war Paris will be bombed. In a recent series of articles the military correspondent of The Times pointed out that, so far as land warfare is concerned, the power of defence has increased more 34 rapidly than the power of attack.

All the wars of the past half-century, at least, have arisen out of conflicts between empires as to the control of various under-devdoped or "backward" portions of the world. Imperialism is challenged from two sides. On the one hand, there is a rising tide of nationalism within the various empires, entailing demands for self-government and independence. On the other hand, there is an increasing realization that the whole idea of the exclusive empire belongs to an age that is past; and that the backward regions of the world, both in respect of economic devdopment and cultural advance, should be regarded as a responsibility resting upon the international community as a whole.

Download PDF sample

An Encyclopædia of Pacifism by Aldous Huxley (editor)

by Anthony

Rated 4.30 of 5 – based on 40 votes