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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1919
(1919)

Poland,   pp. 741-800 PDF (21.7 MB)


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800          FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1919, VOLUME II
other free peoples of the world, Poland must henceforth grapple not
only with abuses of the outworn autocratic system, but with political
corruption, graft, party degeneracy, and yellow journalism joined
with paid propaganda. The opportunity of the League of Nations
for the comparative study of democratic methods and policies, rein-
forced by common aims, by the full development of international
feeling, and the free exchange of free ideas, will react not only upon
Poland but to the general advantage of the entire world. The
greatest need at this crisis is the domestic and international applica-
tion of general principles of democratic government tested by use
and beaten out on the anvil of experience. Its highest and broadest
attribute is that force shall give way to thought-the rule of reason
rather than the reign of terror.
Respectfully submitted,
EDGAR JADWIN
Brig. Gen., U.S.A.
HOMER H. JOHNsON


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