30 October, 2020

Author: Fernando C. Saldivar, S.J.


Fernando C. Saldivar, “Blood Money: U.S. Arms Manufacturers Are Still Profiting from Atrocities,” Commonweal, October 30, 2020, https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/blood-money.


A century ago, as Europe was emerging from World War I, there was a consensus that arms proliferation had been one of the chief causes of the conflict. This is why Article Eight of the Covenant of the League of Nations affirmed that “the manufacture by private enterprise of munitions and implements of war is open to grave objections.” The League was therefore committed to the regulation and curtailment of the private arms industry.