Dr. Maurice N. Eisendrath, from "The Price of Brotherhood", The Empire Club of Canada Speeches 1955-1956 (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1956) pp. 219-235
If we do but mouth our protestations of brotherly love; if we do but worship God on a single day in the week; if we profess in our confessions of faith or mechanically mumble our noble prayers that the “time may not be distant” when “swords will be beaten into ploughshares and spears into pruning hooks,” we become smugly satisfied that we have expended our full complement of effort for brotherhood and peace.

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. What is Eisendrath's criticism?

2. What is Eisendrath asking of us? How do we do it?

Time Period: Modern (Spinoza through post-WWII)