Cordell Hull Quote about Foreign Trade and War




"I saw that you could not separate the idea of commerce from the idea of war and peace.  You could not have serious war anywhere in the world and expect ecommerce to go on as before.   And I saw that wars were often caused by economic rivalry.  I thereupon came to believe that if we could increase commercial exchanges among nations over lowered trade and tariff barriers and remove international obstacles to trade, we would go a long way toward eliminating war itself."

Cordell Hull, former Secretary of State, in his memoirs after observing two world wars