and politicians who would shackle us for ever with military institutions which the war has rightly and of necessity brought into existence. The Foreign Offices of Europe will have to be reformed before we can expect radical changes. The old theories which have served the diplo- matists for generations and have become part of their stock-in-trade, will have to be thrown overboard. Politi- cians must be taught that in Foreign Affairs as in domestic issues they are the servants of the people. The Vote our Weapon. It is at the poll that this- lesson can be brought home, and therefore it is essential that before a General Elec- tion takes place the people of this country shall make up their minds as to the kind of peace which they require a peace which shall destroy the military power of Ger- many a peace which shall only be concluded with a free people, unshackled from the chains of despotism with which they are now bound a peace which shall declare war to be a crime and will substitute processes of law for the arbitrament of force; a peace which will make it safe for the nations to disarm. I venture to say that ninety-nine people out of a hundred in this country and in the Allied countries desire this kind of peace. They can only be thwarted by the remaining one per cent., who may desire, for special reasons of selfish interest, to per- petuate the state of affairs which existed before the war. The ninety-nine per cent. must speak with no uncertain voice they must Organise Organise Organise They must have clear views as to what they want and how they are to get it. They must march side by side with the other free peoples. The success of the enterprise depends upon the cohesion and the mutual support which these free peoples wil give to one another. These are the reasons why we advocate that a League of Free Nations should be brought into existence now, in order that the citizens of all the free countries may realise that they are pressing forward to a real and tangible goal. These are reasons why, irrespective of party, British men and women should bind themselves into a great association, pledged to definite objectives, searching for ways and JOIN "The League it* Nations TO-DAY Association DUTY CALLS ON YOU. Is, enrols you as a helper. 2s. 6d. entitles you to full Membership. means of overcoming all obstacles and of producing the next practical stages- in the political evolution of the world. This association will grow into a great national movement; its branches will spread themselves far and wide through- out the country. It will focus public opinion on this vital question its influence will be felt throughout all the Allied countries-. It will impress the neutral and even the enemy peoples with the honesty and sincerity of our purpose. It will exert its pressure upon Parliament and upon the Government of the day. It will ensure that the prevention of future wars, the destruction of Prussian militarism, the establishment of a new international organisation, is the main business of Allied statesmen and of the Peace Con- ference when it meets. It will be said by the cynics and the unbelievers that these schemes have been mooted before, that after every great war the visionaries have come forward with their pet penances. They will tell us that Nature cannot change. But when in history have the free peoples enjoyed the privilege of self-government as they do to-day? When have the nations of almost every country under the sun been thrown into the cauldron as they have during the last four years When has the world seen such a scientific and mechanical development of the great engines of destruction? The aeroplanes, the tanks, the cannon, the machine-guns, the submarines-, the poisonous gas, and all the other paraphernalia of mechanical warfare The conditions of the world to-day are vastly different from those which existed after any of the great wars of history. The broadening of the franchise, the growth of repre- sentative government, the rapid means of communication, have presented this- generation with an opportunity of undertaking radical reforms, of creating new inter-allied and international organisations which our forefathers would have regarded as impossible. The great decisions rests with the people, with the electors. Let them organise themselves into a great national movement, let them bind themselves together in support of definite and practical objectives irrespective of all party ties. Let them pro- claim their determination to secure the peace for which our armies have fought, and for which they will continue to fight until the powers- of evil are finally vanquished. Thus, and thus alone, can we secure a people's peace. Apply. GENERAL SECRETARY, 22, Buckingham Gate, London, S, W. I