"A Christmas ideal"

"I NEVER can quite understand why it is that when the newspapers mention Christmas and its lessons they begin to talk at once about international disarmament. It is certainly a Christmas ideal that unjust wars should cease; but not more than unjust Governments, or unjust trades, or unjust law-suits, or any of the numberless other ways in which men torture or betray their kind."

~G.K. Chesterton: Illustrated London News, Dec. 31, 1910.