Elihu Root – The mere assemblage of peace…

The mere assemblage of peace loving people to interchange convincing reasons for their common faith…


“The mere assemblage of peace loving people to interchange convincing reasons for their common faith, mere exhortation and argument to the public in favor of peace in general fall short of the mark.”
-Elihu Root

Elihu Root – It is not uncommon in…

It is not uncommon in modern times to see governments straining every nerve to keep…


“It is not uncommon in modern times to see governments straining every nerve to keep the peace, and the people whom they represent, with patriotic enthusiasm and resentment over real or fancied wrongs, urging them forward to war.”
-Elihu Root

Elihu Root – There is so much of…

There is so much of good in human nature that men grow to like each…


“There is so much of good in human nature that men grow to like each other upon better acquaintance, and this points to another way in which we may strive to promote the peace of the world.”
-Elihu Root

Elihu Root – The limitation upon this mode…

The limitation upon this mode of promoting peace lies in the fact that it consists…


“The limitation upon this mode of promoting peace lies in the fact that it consists in an appeal to the civilized side of man, while war is the product of forces proceeding from man’s original savage nature.”
-Elihu Root

Elihu Root – The methods of peace propaganda…

The methods of peace propaganda which aim at establishing peace doctrine by argument and by…


“The methods of peace propaganda which aim at establishing peace doctrine by argument and by creating a feeling favorable to peace in general seem to fall short of reaching the springs of human action and of dealing with the causes of the conduct which they seek to modify.”
-Elihu Root

Elihu Root – Nothing is more important in…

Nothing is more important in the preservation of peace than to secure among the great…


“Nothing is more important in the preservation of peace than to secure among the great mass of the people living under constitutional government a just conception of the rights which their nation has against others and of the duties their nation owes to others.”
-Elihu Root

Elihu Root – To deal with the true…

To deal with the true causes of war one must begin by recognizing as of…


“To deal with the true causes of war one must begin by recognizing as of prime relevancy to the solution of the problem the familiar fact that civilization is a partial, incomplete, and, to a great extent, superficial modification of barbarism.”
-Elihu Root