CAN WAR BE ABOLISHED?
By Bertrand Russell.
Is it possible to persuade mankind to live without war? War is an ancient institution which has existed for at least six thousand years. It has always been cruel and usually foolish, but in the past the human race managed to live with it. Modern ingenuity has changed this.
Either Man will abolish war, or war will abolish Man. For the present, it is nuclear weapons which may, before long, offer an even greater threat. If we succeed in abolishing nuclear weapons, our work will not be done.