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Introduction
The Feminine Mind-1
The War Between the Sexes-2.1
The War Between the Sexes-2.2
The War Between the Sexes-2.3
Marriage-3.1
Marriage-3.2
Marriage-3.3
Marriage-3.4
Woman Suffrage-4.1
Woman Suffrage-4.2
Woman Suffrage-4.3
Woman Suffrage-4.4
The New Age-5.1
The New Age-5.2
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana. INTRODUCTION
THE VATSYAYANA SUTRA-1-2
THE VATSYAYANA SUTRA-3-4-5
OF SEXUAL UNION-1-2
OF SEXUAL UNION-3-4-5
OF SEXUAL UNION-6-7-8
OF SEXUAL UNION-10-11
ABOUT THE ACQUISITION OF A WIFE-1-2
ABOUT THE ACQUISITION OF A WIFE-3-4-5
ABOUT A WIFE-1-2
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-1-2
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-3-4
ABOUT THE WIVES OF OTHER MEN-5-6
ABOUT COURTESANS-1-2
ABOUT COURTESANS-3-4
ABOUT COURTESANS-5-6
ABOUT THE MEANS OF ATTRACTING OTHERS TO YOURSELF-1-2
CONCLUDING REMARKS

 

 

 

 

45. Effects of the War 

 

 

The present series of wars, it seems likely, will continue for twenty or 

thirty years, and perhaps longer. That the first clash was inconclusive 

was shown brilliantly by the preposterous nature of the peace finally 

reached--a peace so artificial and dishonest that the signing of it 

was almost equivalent to a new declaration of war. At least three new 

contests in the grand manner are plainly insight--one between Germany 

and France to rectify the unnatural tyranny of a weak and incompetent 

nation over a strong and enterprising nation, one between Japan and the 

United States for the mastery of the Pacific, and one between England 

and the United States for the control of the sea. To these must be 

added various minor struggles, and perhaps one or two of almost major 

character: the effort of Russia to regain her old unity and power, 

the effort of the Turks to put down the slave rebellion (of Greeks, 

Armenians, Arabs, etc.)which now menaces them, the effort of the 

Latin-Americans to throw off the galling Yankee yoke, and the joint 

effort of Russia and Germany (perhaps with England and Italy aiding) to 

get rid of such international nuisances as the insane Polish republic, 

the petty states of the Baltic, and perhaps also most of the Balkan 

states. I pass over the probability of a new mutiny in India, of the 

rising of China against the Japanese, and of a general struggle for a 

new alignment of boundaries in South America. All of these wars, great 

and small, are probable; most of them are humanly certain. They will 

be fought ferociously, and with the aid of destructive engines of the 

utmost efficiency. They will bring about an unparalleled butchery of 

men, and a large proportion of these men will be under forty years of 

age. 

 

As a result there will be a shortage of husbands in Christendom, and as 

a second result the survivors will be appreciably harder to snare than 

the men of today. Every man of agreeable exterior and easy means will 

be pursued, not merely by a few dozen or score of women, as now, but by 

whole battalions and brigades of them, and he will be driven in sheer 

self-defence into very sharp bargaining. Perhaps in the end the state 

will have to interfere in the business, to prevent the potential husband 

going to waste in the turmoil of opportunity. 

 

Just what form this interference is likely to take has not yet appeared 

clearly. In France there is already a wholesale legitimization of 


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