The real role of a leader is . . . organization which means pacification.
—Aristide Briand, 1903.
Religion is one of the strongest points of dissension among the French. . . . That is why I felt that it was on this premise, first, that peace should be realized.
—Aristide Briand, 1909.
Just one step toward peace means a great success if one is determined to take another step next day.
—Aristide Briand, 1917.
In Paris the heart of Aristide Briand, Europe's Great Pacifier, failed last week. A few days before...