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Oswald Langdon

or, Pierre and Paul Lanier. A Romance of 1894-1898

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Author: Levi Jackson Hamilton (Carson Jay Lee)
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,808 / 252 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 236
Added to site: 2007.02.24
mnybks.net#: 16121
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forts, steel-armored battle-ships, and deadly, explosive coast marine mines are simply bellicose forms of pacific, neutral notes commanding the 'peace of Europe.' The jealousy of nations will not permit wars of conquest for colonial extension, and the mouths of frowning cannon are imperious pledges of international comity. Weak dynasties will find tranquillity in the fears of more august powers. Even the unspeakable Moslem will be unmolested in his massacres, to insure regular clipping of Turkish bonds in money markets of European capitals."

Here Sir Donald suggested that possibly this pacific, commercial tendency had its perils, and through unforeseen complications might cause war.

"The enervating influences of wealth, the extreme conservatism thereby fostered, and the resulting disposition to accept any compromise rather than interfere with the free course of trade, may create conditions breeding hostilities. May not such extreme aversion to commercial disturbance, and disposition to think li

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