Stone informs Addams that she unfortunately will not be able to contact the president directly, and although she believes a convention of the Neutral Powers would be futile, she would be happy to assist the Woman's Peace Party.
Addams discusses the challenges pacifists face now that the United States has entered World War I, and discusses how nationalism and patriotism are used to support war. Addams gave a lecture version of this article on June 10 at the Evanston Congregational Church.
Addams reports on the Progressive Party Convention, discussing how items were added to its platform, particularly labor and military planks, and her dismay about the conventions unjust treatment of African-Americans. This is one of a series of articles she prepared as part of the Progressive Party campaign in 1912.