High School Pupils
Issue Book On War
"The Student Looks
at War," a handbook intended as a source of information for boys and
girls of high school age has been issued by a group of fifteen and
sixteen year old students of the Fieldston School, high school unit of
the Ethical Culture Schools.
The book summarizes
various programs and institutions designed to promote world peace,
including the League of Nations and the World Court, preparedness,
disarmament, economic isolation, curbing of war profits, international
planning and war resistance.
Urging boys and
girls to consider seriously the war problem the Fieldston students
advise them to decide "whether they want to crow up to be useful
citizens or cannon fodder."
The book also
diagnoses the moral, economic and social effects on war and its "major
and basic causes."
edition of 500 copies in mimeograph form was written and illustrated
entirely by the students. The linoleum block illustration on the cover
represents a schoolboy in knickers with a book and globe behind him,
using a large pen as a sword in a duel with Marx.
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May 20, 2004