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Surname 1Name:Institution:Instructor:Date:QUESTION 11. The old notion that you can drive a belief into a man at the point of a bayonet is in forceonce more. It is quite as foolish to think that if militarism is an idea and an ideal, it canbe changed and crushed by counter-militarism or by a bayonet charge. And the youngmen in these various countries say of the bayonet charges: That is what we cannot notthink of. We heard in all countries similar statements in regard to the necessity of the useof stimulants before men would engage in bayonet chargesthat they have a regularformula in Germany, that they give them rum in England and absinthe in France; thatthey all have to give them dope before the bayonet charge is possible. Well, now, thinkof that.No one knows who is responsible for the war; all the warring nations are responsible, andthey indict themselves. But in the end human nature must reassert itself. The oldelements of human understanding and human kindliness among them must come to thefore, and then it may well be that they will reproach the neutral nations and will say:What was the matter with the rest of the world that you kept quiet while this horriblething was happening, and our men for a moment had lost their senses in this fanaticism ofSurnamenational feeling all over Europe? (Jane Addams, 1915, The Revolt Against War, TheSurvey, 34 (July 17), p. 359).The conclusion of the above argument appears to b

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