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Liberal Education, v90 n3 p32-35 Sum 2004

There are some notable gestures to inculcate the will to peace. General approval by all the nations of the world seems now to be given to the World Court. The League of Nations, though not approved officially by the U.S., is generally admitted as approaching the ideal of its originator, the Commander-in-Chief of U.S. forces during the World War. Barriers of international prejudices that tend to international conflict are doubtless being broken down by the interchange of students and professors, fostered by the Institute of International Education and other great foundations of this country and abroad. Further progress toward world peace is a result of the Locarno Treaties. The greatest the war dogs will not again be unleashed. It is the author's feeling that this is the solemn obligation of the colleges to train their students in every way to have a will to peace. This article discusses the experience of a recently ended war on a world scale and the intimations of future conflict impel the then-president of the Association of American Colleges to reflect on war's toll and the will to peace. The author sees higher education as a means of working for peace.

Descriptors: Higher Education, War, College Role, Role of Education, Peace, Global Education

Author: Snavely, Guy E.


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