“War Obviated by an International Police.” The Hague, published by Martinus Nijhoff, 1915; pp. 223.
Probably every thoughtful person has indulged in speculation as to the aftermath of the present great war, and as to the possibility of devising means for obviating future wars.
This book is a collection of essays by writers, some of them distinguished, in various countries. The majority of the essays were written prior to the outbreak of the war.
The underlying thought in nearly every one of the articles is that the peace of the world could be and should be guaranteed by an international agreement supported by an international navy and army.
Some of the writers do not see the necessity of having the international police force actually assembled in advance of any immediate need of its officers; while others plead for a force in being.