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Vladimir Putin

Schurman, Jacob G.

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Recent events in South Africa. Ways in which these events are significant. Great Britain's view of colonial relations now and in the past. The principles of liberty and nationality and independence. Another principle prevalent in the world called "anti-democracy," embodied in Bismarck. Now living in a world practically wholly given over to democracy. Problems today with which all nations are confronted. The speaker's belief that it will be a long time before the world returns to the happy economic conditions that existed before the war. Grounds for that belief. Economic steps that need to be taken. The issue of monies spent on military and naval establishments. The question of disarmament. A consideration of the navy of Japan as a threat to the United States. Hope for peace in the world through concord, unity, and friendship between the English-speaking nations. Anglo-American relations. The need for an International Court of Justice, an Arbitration Tribunal. The need, in addition to the courts, for some organ which shall prevent disputes or aggressions, and anticipate them: a World Conference. An explication of the position of the United Sates towards the League of Nations.