First published in 1923, this book examines the causes and evils of War. Being published soon after the First World War, this becomes the basis for much of the volume's experience. The author G. Lowes Dickinson argues that war and civilisation are incompatible and that the pursuit of war will end in the destruction of mankind.
Preface 1. War means the destruction of mankind 2. War cannot be regulated 3. What soldiers have to do 4. What the logic of war approves 5. The press in war-time 6. Science and war 7. History and war 8. The results of war 9. Is war inevitable? 10. War and human nature 11. The real causes of the Great War 12. A sidelight on the statesman of the war 13. The peace 14. Some reflections by Mr. Lloyd George 15. The old policies are still supreme in Europe 16. Why not disarm? 17. The economic motives for war 18. The issue for the elector 19. Economic principles of a policy of peace 20. Political principles of a policy of peace 21. The British Empire 22. Conclusion