The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 41, July 1937 - April, 1938 Page: 369
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tions for world peace, namely, international law, the League of
Nations, and the Permanent Court of International Justice. It
was pointed out that international law has often failed to keep
the peace because it evolves too slowly to meet a rapidly developing
situation; that the League of Nations with its functions of meeting
"existing conditions in any field of activity" and of "world planning
to remove the causes of war," has accomplished much but has failed
frequently because it has power to recommend only and not to
enforce; and that the Permanent Court of International Justice,
which represents the evolving desire among men and nations for
a more amicable and just settlement of the world's disputes, is
handicapped because nations ignore their obligations to submit
their cases to it. The evident purpose of these discussions was to
disseminate information about the machinery for world peace; to
show what these bits of machinery have accomplished in the past;
to point out their defects and outline the means of improvement;
and to point the way to a more extensive use of these institutions
in the settlement of international differences.
Southwest Texas State Teachers College.
George Westinghouse: A Forum Presenting the Career and
Achievements of George Westinghouse on the Ninetieth
Anniversary of His Birth. (New York: The American
Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1937. Pp. 77.)
This booklet dramatizing the contributions of an outstanding
leader in the field of engineering is divided into two parts. Part
One presents the engineering achievements of Westinghouse. Part
Two gives a brief picture of the man and his achievements as
factors in our modern life. The booklet does not present a critical
analysis of George Westinghouse's career, but is intended to glorify
his life and works. This it does well, but is its chief weakness in
terms of historical value. Westinghouse is a good example of the
"rugged individualism" of the pioneers who built modern indus-
trial America. He came on the scene of American life at an oppor-
tune moment and made the most of that opportunity. The book
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