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Women At The Hague

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing ...
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Overview

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781104548179
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/10/2009
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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CHAPTER III THE REVOLT AGAINST WAR Jane Addams (a) By Certain Young Men (b) By Groups of Civilians The details of our visits to the various war capitals are given in the official report of the Congress and for obvious reasons are omitted from this narrative account. It would also be most unwise to repeat our experiences with any one Government, but certain impressions received in all of the capitals so unmistakably have to do with war as an institution and with its reactions on the civil population that no confidence can be violated in stating them although it is most difficult to formulate our experience, brought face to face as we were with so much genuine emotion and high patriotism as is exhibited in the warring nations of Europe at the present moment. We became very much afraid of generalizing; the situation is so complicated and so many wild statements are made in regard to it that it is farthest from our purpose to add to this already overwhelming confusion, or to "let loose" any more emotion upon the world. We came to feel that what is needed above all else is some human interpretation of this overevolved and much-talked-of situation in which so much of the world finds itself in dire confusion and bloodshed. In regard to such generalizations as we do venture to make, it is necessary to guard against one or two possible misapprehensions. The delegations from the Congress at The Hague visited the ministry of each nation, who of course represent the civil aspect of government as it is carried on year after year when there is no war. In every country, we were received by a committee of women connected officially with the Congress at The Hague, who had arranged that we shouldspeak in public to larger or smaller audiences, and in every country we naturally met the ...
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