Address to the Henry George Association, October 29, 1903



CHICAGO, October 30. -- "Have we as a nation enough moral courage, high enough ideals to become more than mere imitators, or will we simply follow the example of history and England in the matter of war?" asked Miss Jane Addams, of the Henry George Association in Handel Hall last night.

In answering her own question and in offering a "moral substitute for war" Miss Addams said:

"The mere size of the opportunity now before America ought to pull up our courage and stretch out our ideals beyond the old warlike ideas. The non-military conception of life and commerce requires a [higher] kind of courage than it does to fight. The soldier is not equal to it. I do not believe in nonresistance. Do not let things alone, but take hold with a firm hand, guided by a higher, finer morality than the code of war requires."

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