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FOR EUROPE

AN APPEAL FROM HOLLAND TO THE INTELLECTUALS OF ALL NATIONS

In a recent article, in which I put before the readers of the Journal de Genève the fine manifesto of the Catalonian intellectuals "For the Moral Unity of Europe," I stated that after this appeal from the Mediterranean South I would make known those of the North. Amongst the latter here is the voice of Holland:—

The Nederlandsche Anti-Oorlog Raad (Dutch Anti-War Council) is perhaps the most important attempt that these last months has seen to unify pacifist thought. Whilst recognising the value of what has been done for some years past in favour of peace, the N.A.O.R. is convinced that "all this work could have been much more effective, and could even have prevented the present catastrophe, if it had been better taken in hand." There has been lack of co-operation, wastage of

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