Although modern psychology no longer classifies bellicosity among the original instincts, its phenomenona continue to perplex the scientist and to disturb the moralist. The most conflicting claims are made for war: it is beneficial, necessary, and inevitable, or it is harmful, unnecessary, and willful.

The ordinary citizen is content to refute the pacifist by the Johnsonian argument of knocking him down, but all intelligent men, including, tentatively, college men, must admit that much more important problems of psychological morality lie back of the question, "To fight or not to fight?" Dr. Richards will speak tonight on some of these problems as they must be met by Christians.