Fredrik Bajer (Politician)

#65581 Fredrik Bajer

By a great man, however, we mean a man who, because of his spiritual gifts, his character, and other qualities, deserves to be called great and who as a result earns the power to influence others. .

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#65582 Fredrik Bajer

Indeed, whenever a new idea is developed, as for example ballooning, warfare immediately takes possession. .

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#65583 Fredrik Bajer

But I feel convinced, and I venture even to prophesy in this regard, that the time will come when there will also be a minister of peace in the cabinet, seated beside the ministers of war. .

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#65584 Fredrik Bajer

I would have thought it possible to choose delegates for these larger conferences who, even if they could not speak the principal languages, could at least understand them or could have friends seated beside them who could keep them informed on essential points. .

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#65585 Fredrik Bajer

The aspect of congresses and such meetings generally to which I attach the greatest importance is the discussion. That is why people assemble: to hear different opinions, rather than to pass resolutions. .

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#65586 Fredrik Bajer

There is one criticism which cannot be leveled at interparliamentary conferences but which is applicable to a great extent to peace congresses: the meetings waste time. .

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#65587 Fredrik Bajer

Naturally, business and pleasure can be readily combined, but a certain balance should exist, and the latter should not predominate over the former. .

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#65588 Fredrik Bajer

Peace congresses often start by dealing with some of the less important questions in excessive detail, so at the end there is no time to discuss the most important problems. .

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#65589 Fredrik Bajer

As a result of my study, I came to the conclusion that a common supreme authority was undesirable. .

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#65590 Fredrik Bajer

I would rather propose a bureau somewhat similar to that which we have in the Universal Postal Union. .

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#65591 Fredrik Bajer

There are in most states one or two ministers of war, one of whom is the minister of naval affairs. .

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#65592 Fredrik Bajer

Waging war we understand, but not waging peace, or at any rate less consciously so. .

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#65593 Fredrik Bajer

Warfare has been marvelously developed. It will soon be impossible to raise it to further heights. .

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#65594 Fredrik Bajer

We have long possessed the art of war and the science of war, which have been evolved in the minutest detail. .

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#65595 Fredrik Bajer

There are those who believe we have need of more literature, of a large international publishing house, of a great peace newspaper, or the like. I am rather skeptical about this idea. .

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#65596 Fredrik Bajer

A sign that a peace association is going adrift is its exclusion of other political parties, with whom it could collaborate effectively on most of the problems besetting the cause of peace. .

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#65597 Fredrik Bajer

Indeed; peace literature is almost exclusively read, though to good effect, by pacifists, while what is needed is the canvassing of those who have not so far been won to the cause. .

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#65598 Fredrik Bajer

It has since been agreed that speeches given in English will be translated into French and vice versa, and even into German and Italian when necessary. No doubt translations into Esperanto will also soon be in demand. .

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#65599 Fredrik Bajer

Nevertheless, this type of propaganda has a special value, for it serves to convince those who sign the appeal, of the necessity for carrying on propaganda; so a corps of propagandists, if I may use the term, is thus trained. .

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#65600 Fredrik Bajer

On the other hand, the waging of peace as a science, as an art, is in its infancy. But we can trace its growth, its steady progress, and the time will come when there will be particular individuals designated to assume responsibility for and leadership of this movement. .

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#65601 Fredrik Bajer

The interparliamentary conference should, in my opinion, direct its particular attention to the preparation of the next Hague Conference, the diplomatic conference, the conference of governments. .

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#65602 Fredrik Bajer

The last Hague Conference has in the meantime expressed its opinion that a body should be established which could prepare for the work involved more effectively than has hitherto proved possible. .

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#65603 Fredrik Bajer

There are many members of parliament present here who know as well as I do that, if a man has not already been converted, it will require a great deal more than a letter of appeal to achieve conversion. .

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#65604 Fredrik Bajer

To read the report of a discussion in which arguments for and against are presented, in which a subject has been covered from different points of view, with new ideas advanced - this is far more instructive than to read a brief account of the resolution passed on the matter. .

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#65605 Fredrik Bajer

Today's date, the eighteenth of May, should sometime become an occasion of great international celebration, for on this day ten years ago the first Peace Conference opened at The Hague. .

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