This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 Excerpt: ...invite Britain, France and Germany to join us in a Quadruple League of Civilization. If we are not noble enough to take this initiative for the sake of humanity, let us at least have foresight enough to do it for the sake of avoiding our own ruin. If the nine hundred million people of Asia are freed from European control and armed as Japan is armed, they will inevitably demand unrestricted admission for their emigrants to all parts of the globe. No paper treaties, no school-made maxims of international law will avail against that elemental force. You might as well make a treaty with the Mississippi River or with the lava of Vesuvius. When the demand comes, backed by a navy six times stronger than ours, we shall vainly look for allies--unless we take care beforehand that all our possible allies shall not be ruined before our need arises. The only means to escape the coming doom is the union of the white race, and this will necessarily be of slow growth. A stitch in time saves nine. Start the Quadruple Alliance, and your own country will be safe forever. Those who try to hinder this work will not only be traitors to humanity, but traitors to their own country. Should they succeed in defeating "the obvious, sensible and necessary thing," their names will be cursed by their children and grandchildren. 227 F street N. E., Washington, D. C. OPINIONS. (CONDENSED.) 1 heartily endorse these alms, believing that only by the assumption of some responsibility for the welfare of the world can we escape the odium into which we are now rapidly advancing, of the man who grows rich on the calamity of his neighbors. I believe that a popular referendum would be wise and timely. So momentous a change in the traditional attitude of the United States can not be accompl...