Abjuring the Second Law of Nations

  • C. van Vollenhoven


How satisfactory it would be to look for resistance against the advent of the Third Law of Nations only with individual bodies, with the German general staff, Prussian militarism, British navalism, the financiers of Wall Street, or the house of Hohenzollern. But the truth will not approve this representation. It is among the millions that we have to look for the forces which retard the advent of the Third Law of Nations. The coming peace will have to be democratic, just because it cannot be dictated by diplomats of the old school to a world which sincerely desires the League of Nations; neither can it be concluded by diplomats who are ahead of contemporary ideas and desire to secure a lasting peace for a yet purblind and yet unwilling world.


Military Force Sovereign State Vital Interest Contemporary Idea Lasting Peace 
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© Martinus Nijhoff the Hague 1919

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. van Vollenhoven
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  1. 1.Holland

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