By Aldous Huxley (editor)
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The League therefore has never been complete. Soviet Russia eventually joined. But Japan withdrew in March 1933 and Germany withdrew in October 1933. The suspicion that the League had been affixed to the Treaty of Versailles in order to maintain the status quo as laid down by the punitive clauses in the Treaty, was not without justification.
What is familiarly known as the "divi" is the method by which capitalist profit-making is abolished, because the surplus on trading does not go to the owners of capital, but is in the main (after paying a fixed interest on capital) returned to the purchasers according to the amount of their purchases. The British and Irish Movement has 71- million members. Membership of local "Co-ops" is open to everyone who takes up a b share (payable by instalments). Shares are withdrawable and no one can hold more than 200.
The process which righteous militarists describe as "punishing a guilty nation" consists in mangling and murdering innumerable innocent individuals. To draw analogies between an army and a policeman, between war (however "righteous" its aims) and the prevention of crime, is utterly misleading. " And that precisely is what war consists ofmurdering, either personally or (more often) through the instrumentality of others, all kinds of people who have never done one any sort of injury. S9 International Police Force This proposal either takes the form of a complete international force of navy and army and air force, as advocated by the New Commonwealth, or an international air police force, officially supported by the Labour Party.
An Encyclopædia of Pacifism by Aldous Huxley (editor)