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NOTES AND COMMENTS. Jli"; American President's speech has answered, incidentallyâfor wj afe sun. Lord Lansduwne does nOLO cut a v.* id enough figure in the eyes of the States to have his letter re- garded as the cause of the speh- the pic? that the Allies should state their war-aims with more eXPlicit'l ness and "detail. There appears to  br an idea abroad that Germany only continues fighting because she I does not k.iow the reasonableness d the Allied demands! No one ?ith any acquaintance with the German press can hoU such a. view. In some respects t-he German news- papers, politically speaking, are as fine as our ow. certainly we have- seen translation? of articles that up- set the theory that the enemy I people doe* net know what is lands. As far as we can see, the German nation does not continue fighting because it is uncertain about the terms of peace we ;-112.11 offerâbut because it belieng it can impose its own terms upon the Allies. Professor Vernon Bartlett, writing in support of Lord Lansdowne's appeal, sftTs that German arms have suffered defeats on the West iu a sense more damaging to military prestigeâthe legend of the invincibility of the to oops and leadership expressive of her military ,system-than any in Dieted upon British and French First things first. Some help ¡ n-. ay be afforded by unifying the war-aims of the Allies and de- ( claring them with authority. But ¡' the primary war aim is to beat the Germans. It is, in the words used by Secretary Lansing when the Pope made concrete proposals for peace (August 15) to deliver the free peoples of the world from the menace of a militaristic and irresponsible Government imbued with the ambition to dominate the world and heedless of treaty obligations and inter- national honour. We have in our country twc schools of Pacifists. In one is that class of sentimentalists who have never quite realised the fact that we.,a.,e at; war. It has loose notions that the war could have been avoided, that in some mysterious way Great Britswn could have averted thi catastrophe. At the back of tli3 mind of the people in the Union of Democratic Control is the idea that their method of' diplomacy might have prevailed. They close their eves to the fact that this war was planned and forced by the Junkers of Germany, and that it is our crowning glory that Sir Edward Grey worked feverishly, neglecting no honourable channel of nego- tiation, to avert the horror that I threatened Europe. The othyr sc hool has come to be known as the defeatist party. It includes all the t Faint-hearted ones. It has no faith in our leaders, no confidence. in our soldiera. It cried, at Swansea, during the last stages of the Scmnt* battle, that all our saerifiee there was in vain. It &hvays carries the white flag with it.. :\mrica had ?t%n the hope of the two t?ho?ta. How &ur Paeinstt intrigued to get President Wilson t) Bide with the peaee-mongers! How high their hopes ran i And now, none so poor among them M do him reverence! For the President sees that, before we talk of detailed I war-aims, we must secure the primary war-aim. We must first defeat Germany. A broken and contrite heart isthe essential requi- site for" its salvation. Let there be no misunderstanding (said the Presidapt)- Our present and immediate task is to win the war, and nothing shall turn us aside from it j until it is accomplished Ii- that spirit America is preparing j â preparing without illusions, America is arming on the assump- tion that Russia is out of the struggle, and getting ready for a I war of indefinite durfiticwfe. 1

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