Originally published in 1915 in the middle of World War I, Carpenter explores the effects that the war was having on society and humankind as a whole from first-hand experience. In particular, papers focus on the differences between Germany and England, the causes of the war and suggestions for restoration and recovery when the war has ended. Carpenter details all of this in a realistic way drawing on matters such as class to put forward his anti-war stance as well as philosophical approaches to coping with tragedy. This title will be of interest to students of history, sociology and politics.
Table of Contents
1. Introductory 2. War-Madness 3. The Roots of the Great War 4. The Case Against Germany 5. The Case for Germany 6. The Healing of Nations 7. Patriotism and Internationalism 8. The Psychology of War and Recruiting 9. Conscription 10. How shall the Plague be Stayed? 11. Commercial Prosperity The Prosperity of A Class 12. Colonies and Seaports 13. War and the Sex Impulse 14. The Over-Population Scare 15. The Friendly and the Fighting Instincts 16. Never Again! 17. The Tree of Life