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402 A Final Political

402 A Final Political Survey. render wax between the nations less terrible and more humane, —these have been ignored,—nay, in many instances, despised! The wise labors and endeavors of generations, achievements which marked the proud progress of true civilization more than all technical or other triumphs, have been spat upon and made a mockery. And yet, despite all this, there is no State that ventures to deny the validity, the sanctity of these laws! No State but is convinced that it abides by them, and swears to that effect. In the bare maintenance of the principle and in the direct appeal to it by that belligerent power which has most betrayed it—does not this attest the vitality of the principle itself and of the thought, and offer a hope for the future? There is no State that dares to say: "I laugh at these laws which you so cunningly devise. Your right is simply my might." There are States that act thus—but there is none that ventures to say so. On the contrary they call Heaven and earth to witness that they regard the laws of nations with the deepest reverence. What would be the condition of things if there were no international law at all} In spite of all that we have lived through, this ideal, this concept of international law and that "world-opinion" which is so closely bound up with it—still live and will continue to live. Perhaps they may become reinvigorated and more powerful than ever before. Many a nation, most of all the German, will discover that it has paid all too little attention to this "worldopinion," and that this has led to its being so hopelessly misunderstood. No less will the great victory achieved by the victory of the idea of the State, a victory over even the viewpoints of race and nation,—-a victory which is the most characteristic element in this gigantic struggle,—tend to show the tremendous forces that abide in the power of right and in its organization. "To remember the principles of international law, is to preserve the common inheritance of civilized nations, and to prevent that progress which mankind owes to centuries of labor, from falling into decay." Such was the just pronouncement of the three Scandinavian nations in their protests against "certain belligerents."

A Final Political Survey. 403 For that reason we need not and cannot close this work with a vision too dark or pessimistic. It would mean nothing less than to despair of the sane reason of the nations, of every advance of humanity—a tendency cherished today by millions in view of the action of our enemies,—were the prospect towards the future as dismal as that of the present. Hate can create nothing that is permanent, it can but poison and destroy. Its gradual diminution will be the chief task and demand of the day, however great one's love for one's homeland and Fatherland may be. A better understanding, a policy of civilization embodied in the "open door and the open eye" must succeed to this most tragic of all the epochs of history. A feeling of stupendous and fathomless shame must make itself felt in the hearts of the people, who have now helplessly succumbed to the hysteria of their "spiritual leaders" and partly to the lures of their political charlatans and mountebanks. The aspect offered by the German people forces one to a most hopeful optimism. The German people has truly found itself, in a sublime exaltation, and like some stalwart young hero it has purged its body of all traces of national, social, political and religious decadence. It is not in lust of land, not in dreams of conquest that we must seek the German ideal, but in the organization of the vital life of the state developed inwardly and outwardly to its highest degree. Even today there is no other land in which the idea of justice is so closely interwoven with the idea of the state as in Germany. Furthermore, it is also in the life of nations that the principle of the conservation of energy holds good. Paradoxical as it may at present appear, all the blood that now flows on every side, all those gigantic sacrifices which all the civilized nations now make upon the battle-field, will nevertheless operate in helping to build up a great and enduring common law in order to shield those common interests of all civilized nations—interests which exist, however cruelly they may at present be disturbed by the war. War will be made upon the horrors of war in a manner which few can now foresee. The "collapse of international law" which has become almost a stock phrase in Germany, a collapse which resulted under the

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