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Putting First Things First

A Democratic View

PEACE is the most imperative business in the world today. It is the world's most universal desire and most powerful force. The mass of humanity seems to understand better than its rulers the idiocy of war and its mortal danger to the human race. Everywhere I travel the people appear to know that all their aspirations for freedom and dignity and a better life are going to be destroyed if mankind ever fights a modern war. The United States has been the source of the most revolutionary and glorious concepts of human and political freedom. It had been my hope that …

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