Christian Lous Lange
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Christian Lous Lange
The free trade movement in the middle of the last century represents the first conscious recognition of these new circumstances and of the necessity to…
Today we stand on a bridge leading from the territorial state to the world community. Politically, we are still governed by the concept of the…
Propaganda must appeal to mankind’s better judgment and to the necessary belief in a better future. For this belief, the valley of the shadow of…
Only recently, during the nineteenth century, and then only in Europe, do we meet forms of the state which have been created by a deliberate…
Upon the union of the male germ cell with the female egg cell, a new cell is created which almost immediately splits into two parts.…
The theoretically unrestricted right to develop power, to wage war against other states, is antisocial and is doubly dangerous, because the state as a mass…
The territorial state is such an ancient form of society – here in Europe it dates back thousands of years – that it is now…
The simultaneous reactions elicited all over the world by the reading of newspaper dispatches about the same events create, as it were, a common mental…
No state is free from militarism, which is inherent in the very concept of the sovereign state. There are merely differences of degree in the…
Modern techniques have torn down state frontiers, both economical and intellectual. The growth of means of transport has created a world market and an opportunity…
Militarism is basically a way of thinking, a certain interpretation of the function of the state; this manner of thinking is, moreover, revealed by its…
Like all social theories, internationalism must seek its basis in the economic and technical fields; here are to be found the most profound and the…
It is characteristic that this should take place just when it is becoming more and more clear to all who think about the matter, that…
Internationalism on the other hand admits that spiritual achievements have their roots deep in national life; from this national consciousness art and literature derive their…
In particular, the efforts to reestablish peace after the World War have been directed toward the formation of states and the regulation of their frontiers…
Just as characteristic, perhaps, is the intellectual interdependence created through the development of the modern media of communication: post, telegraph, telephone, and popular press.
Every time economic and technical development takes a step forward, forces emerge which attempt to create political forms for what, on the economic-technical plane, has…
A pacifist will often – at least nowadays – be an internationalist and vice versa. But history shows us that a pacifist need not think…
History shows us that other highly developed forms of civilization have collapsed. Who knows whether the same fate does not await our own?
Europe cannot survive another world war.
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