“[Woodrow Wilson] brought home to the hearts of mankind the great hope that through an association of nations the world could in the days to come avoid an armed conflict and substitute reason and collective action for the age-old appeal of the sword. The United States has taken two negative steps. It has declined to have anything to do with either the League of Nations or the World Court.…Even without full membership we Americans can be generous and sporting enough to give the League a far greater share of sympathetic approval and definite official help than we have hitherto accorded.…The time has come when we must accept not only certain facts but many new principles of a higher law, a newer and better standard in international relations.” (Franklin Delano Roosevelt, supporting world government through the League of Nations Our Foreign Policy: A Democratic View, Foreign Affairs, July 1928.)

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