The Church and Peace
SIR,----The possibility of a " just " v (though " justifiable " is the less ambigui term) has never been seriously opposed Catholic tradition. For that reason " defence, in the last resort by force, civilisation and the external forms
Christendom . . against the barber within or without one's country," mi seem a right, even a duty.
But " Christendom " implies a unity faith that no longer exists. The defei of a common culture against the onslau, of barbarians is nowadays a hypothesis remote as the more amusing of scholas speculations. But there is a tendency make the " defence " of economic intere of a particular form of government, se the defence of a culture and civilisat. that have long ago ceased to be univen
J. ALBAN EVANS
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