Addams' second speech at the National Arbitration and Peace Congress, given at the University Session. The speech discusses changes in society that make the ground fruitful for peace movements. The speech was published in the conference proceedings.
Addams advocates for world peace, arguing the advantages of international arbitration over war. This is the final article of a monthly, year-long series on economic and social reform in America and a woman's role to affect change.
Addams, Kellogg, and Wald argue the many reasons why World War One is destroying society, and detail how it is robbing a generation of its people and future. They also argue that the global community has the power to stop this war and prevent other wars.