Nations Youth Assemble Against War - What Does It Mean?
YOUTH AGAINST WAR That .half a million 'young American college students could be induced to assemble on one day declare that they will never don their country's uniform or fight their country's foe is something to disturb the graybeards. Before we. let ourselves get too -worked up it, however, it might be sensible to sit down and try to figure out whose fault ft all'is. It won't. do to blame it all on personal Uess or cowardice. That answer U too pat; it nothing, but merely substitutes one puzzle for These youngsters did what they did -because, Â·omething on their minds. What was it, and k get there? ! :.'Â· It is reasonable to assume, first" of -ail, that Â·were- thinking about 1918. As we get far enough away from the World to obtain a good perspective on It, we can seÂ« Was one of the great tragedies of Â«U history; fÂ»nsÂ« It took such a frightful number- of lives, because those lives seem to have been poured Â·o little purpose. A war to save democracy, which left democracy Â«n the verge of death;, a .war to end: miUtarism, left militarism monger than ever before; a war Â·rush despotism, which succeeded only in replacing fee despotism of divine right with that of brute Â·trength -- what young man, collegiate. or Â·ould look back at that without feeling. that -kad sold his elders a colossal gold brick?