May 12-June 2 1906
It all seemed somewhat silly. To me it seems that building more and more battleships is like putting a chip on your shoulder and daring somebody to knock it off. The nations of the world are growing to understand one another. Education is dissipating the old fog of international distrust and jealousy. Christianity is preading. I am convinced there nver will be another war of consequence.
People are learning how insane war is. I really don't believe the young men of the world could be induced to enlist for a war in these modern times. And they couldn't have a war without soldiers.