II. Peace Congress in
Lausanne: message, September 4 1869
Fellow citizens of the
United States of Europe,
ME to give you
this name, for the European Federal Republic is established in right and is
waiting to be established in fact. You exist, therefore it exists. You
confirm it by the union from which unity is taking shape. You are the
beginning of a great future.
Alas, I am indeed not
among those who would deny that a second war is necessary. What will this
war be? A war of conquest. And what is the conquest to be made? The conquest
III. Peace Congress in
Lausanne: Closing Address, September 18, 1869
is vast, it
is not narrow. It addresses the whole human problem. It embraces the entire
social concept. While it poses important questions of labour and reward, it
also proclaims the inviolability of human life, the abolition of murder in
all its forms, the reduction of deprivation through education, a marvellous
problem solved. It proclaims free and compulsory education. It proclaims the
rights of women, the responsibilities of man. Finally it proclaims the
sovereignty of the individual which is synonymous with liberty.
What is all of this?
It is socialism. Yes. And it is the Republic!