John Boyd Orr
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John Boyd Orr
We are now physically, politically, and economically one world and nations so interdependent that the absolute national sovereignty of nations is no longer possible.
The increase of territory and power of empires by force of arms has been the policy of all great powers, and it has always been…
In the last fifty years science has advanced more than in the 2,000 previous years and given mankind greater powers over the forces of nature…
If the views I have expressed be right, we can think of our civilization evolving with the growth of knowledge from small wandering tribes to…
During the last war when there was a market for everything that could be produced, the production capacity of Canada and the United States, which…
Though the general principles of statecraft have survived the rise and fall of empires, every increase in knowledge has brought about changes in the political,…
The history of our civilization has been one of intermittent war.
Some think the worst horrors of war might be avoided by an international agreement not to use atomic bombs. This is a vain hope.
Nearly every country in the world is now becoming industrialized as rapidly as it can.
After the First World War the economic problem was no longer one of production. It was the problem of finding markets to get the output…
Our civilization has evolved through the continuous adjustment of society to the stimulus of new knowledge.
Measured in time of transport and communication, the whole round globe is now smaller than a small European country was a hundred years ago.
Science has produced such powerful weapons that in a war between great powers there would be neither victor nor vanquished. Both would be overwhelmed in…
It is said that those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. It may well be that a war neurosis stirred up…
In recent times, European nations, with the use of gunpowder and other technical improvements in warfare, controlled practically the whole world. One, the British Empire,…
However difficult it may be to bring it about, some form of world government, with agreed international law and means of enforcing the law, is…
As we have seen, the wireless and the airplane have made the world so small and nations so dependent on each other that the only…
The real evil of the Russian communist state is not communism. It is the secret police and the concentration camp.
As I have tried to show, science, in producing the airplane and the wireless, has created a new international political environment to which governments must…
Some wars have been due to the lust of rulers for power and glory, or to revenge to wipe out the humiliation of a former…
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