Quote [56] – Progress – peace & “renunciation of the individual country’s unlimited right to self-determination.”

“The distinguishing feature of the present political situation of the world, and in particular of Europe, seems to me to be this, that political development has failed, both materially and intellectually, to keep pace with economic necessity, which has changed character in a comparatively short time.  The interests of each country must be subordinated to the interests of the wider community.  The struggle for this new orientation of political thought and feeling is a severe one, because it has the tradition of centuries against it. But the survival of Europe depends on its successful issue.  But the survival of Europe depends on its successful issue.  It is my firm conviction that once the psychological impediments are overcome the solution of the real  problems will not be such a terribly difficult matter..” The world as I see it
“As regards this most important need of the age of inhabitants of a small state are better placed than those of a great Power, since the latter are exposed, both in politics and economics, to the temptation to gain their ends by brute force.  The agreement between Holland and Belgium, which is the only bright spot in European affairs during the last few years, encourages one to hope that the small nations will play a leading part in the attempt to liberate the world from the degrading yoke of militarism through the renunciation of the individual country’s unlimited right to self-determination.” The world as I see it
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