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SOCIETY OF NATIONS: ITS PAST, PRESENT AND POSSIBLE FUTURE


Item #: 1000318
Published: New York; Oxford University Press; 1919. Reprinted in 2005.

Lawrence addresses the possibility of a league of nations,which was a keenly debated topic when he completed this bookin October 1918. He believed that such a league will comeinto being because "there is a real Society of Nations,that...grew up by a gradual process of evolution which canbe followed historically,...and was on the point ofdeveloping certain much needed judicial and legislativeorgans when the present war brought about a crisis in itslife...": Introduction vi. After tracing its evolution andexplaining how the war was a result of deviations from itsproper path, Lawrence offers a set of proposals to create a

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