Henry Cabot Lodge: Speech Opposing the League of Nations

(1919)

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Mr. President, all people, men and women alike, who are capable of connected thought abhor war and desire nothing so much as to make secure the future peace of the world.… We ought to lay aside once and for all the unfounded and really evil suggestion that because men differ as to the best method of securing the world’s peace in the future, anyone is against permanent peace, if it can be obtained, among all the nations of mankind.… We all earnestly desire to advance toward the preservation of the world’s peace, and difference in method makes no distinction in purpose.… No...

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Henry Cabot Lodge, Sr. (Library of Congress)

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