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Some Ethical Questions of Peace and War: With Special Reference to Ireland

With Special Reference to Ireland

This text attacks the episcopal shift of political allegiance in Ireland after the 1916 Rising and the conscription crisis of 1918. Although a loyal Church member, McDonald believed that the Church’s hostility to freedom of thought, speech and intellectual enquiry would endanger its future.

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Of certain recent statements made by representative Irish catholics of whether Ireland was ever a united and fully independent nation of whether Ireland ever acquiesced in loss of independence of the possibility of loss of nationhood without acquiescence of three degrees of conquest of the effect of a transfer of jurisdiction secured by corruption of how a people hitherto independent may be bound to union with others of some conditions of self-determination of the principle of home rule of majority rule and the Ulster question of the basis of taxation and of the financial relations between Great Britain and Ireland on preparation for war - conscription of certain causes that justify war of the pressure that may be applied to secure local self-government of the conduct of war - (1) bombardment of towns and reprisals, (2) blockade, (3) of the submarine of some consequences of war.

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