Addams argues that international peace is not a failed idea, and even though World War One is in the early stages of fighting it is not to late to stop war from continuing. Bryan also claims that peace is possible with mediation.
Passages taken from Addams book "Newer Ideas of Peace," in which she argues against war on the grounds that it is something that is beneath the ideas of modern man, something not to be admired, and a waste of time and energy.
In a humorous effort to render the male arguments against woman suffrage absurd, Addams describes a hypothetical world in which women hold power and men are asking for the vote. This is the sixth article of a monthly, year-long series on economic and social reform in America and women's roles affecting change.