The fighting in Europe prompted a noted British philosopher and pacifist to trace the “cruel absurdities” that had produced a world war—and to hope for peaceful means to settle future disputes.
Nations must give up their absolute sovereignty over foreign affairs.
Bertrand Russell calmly examines three foreseeable possibilities for the human race.
“There can be no good international system until the boundaries of states coincide as nearly as possible with the boundaries of nations.”
"Education should not aim at a dead awareness of static facts, but at an activity directed toward the world that our efforts are to create."
“If a better and saner world is to grow out of the horror of futile carnage, men must learn to find their nation’s glory in the victory of reason over brute instincts, and to feel the true patriotism which demands that our country should deserve admiration rather than extort fear.”