The attractive idea that we can now have a parliament of man with authority to control the conduct of nations by legislation or an international police force with power to enforce national conformity to rules of right conduct is a counsel of perfection.
Human life is held in much higher esteem, and the taking of it, whether in private quarrel or by judicial procedure, is looked upon much more seriously than it was formerly.
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To deal with the true causes of war one must begin by recognizing as of prime relevancy to the solution of the problem the familiar fact that civilization is a partial, incomplete, and, to a great extent, superficial modification of barbarism.
Claims of right and insistence upon obligations may depend upon treaty stipulations, or upon the rules of international law, or upon the sense of natural justice applied to the circumstances of a particular case, or upon disputed facts.
|Birth:||15th February, 1845|
|Death:||7th February, 1937|
Elihu Root was born in Clinton, New York. He was an American lawyer and politician who served as the Secretary of War under two presidents, including President Theodore Roosevelt. He was elected by the state legislature as a US Senator from New York and served one term, 1909–1915. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1912. He was a leading lawyer, whose clients included major corporations and such powerful players as Andrew Carnegie. He served as president or chairman of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. He attend New York University School of Law, from which he graduated in 1867. He served U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. In 1905, President Roosevelt named Root as the United States Secretary of State after the death of John Hay.
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