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World Affairs Volume 62-63; V. 62-63 (Paperback) Loot Price: R501
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World Affairs Volume 62-63; V. 62-63 (Paperback): United States Congressional House, United States Congress. House, Anonymous

World Affairs Volume 62-63; V. 62-63 (Paperback)

United States Congressional House, United States Congress. House, Anonymous

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...war is as impossible as a Christian murder. W War as a Means of Peace. If I were a millionaire, instead of giving more Bibles to all the schools, I would spend a few millions in distributing through what a congressman would call the homes of the land copies of a little book by M. Novikow, which was sent me from France a few years ago, Les Pretendus Bienfaits de la Guerre (The Pretended Benefits of War). War is to this age of the world what the rescue of the Holy Sepulchre from the infidels or the conversion of the heathen was to the Christian of the middle ages. It is the crying evil of the time. To the promotion of war even the clergy of our day are openly or secretly devoted. Many modern parsons are really as busily engaged in stirring up strife as was Friar Tuck, and just as ready, if need be, to take a hand in the fray themselves; and this in spite of the fact that they have seen civilization contending for two thousand years for existence against the spirit of war and conquest. Man s fondness for killing his fellow has been so inveterate since the dawn of civilization that Christianity itself has been made an additional pretext for destroying life. In fact, ever since then we find that man s principal and noblest occupation has been the destruction of his fellows. Of course he would not acknowledge that his object was simply destruction. At the outset only, as in the case of the Indians, did he admit that he meant simply to kill. He very soon began to give reasons for this killing; for instance, that the other fellow wanted to kill him, or did not hold the true faith, or was the possessor of something which the aggressor desired for himself. One of the most desolating of African wars, ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: United States Congressional House • United States Congress. House • Anonymous
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 270
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-11070-3
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-234-11070-9
Barcode: 9781234110703

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