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Meaning of words in context in "The Moral Equivalent of War"

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The Moral Equivalent of War, William James, 1910

James, William. "The Moral Equivalent of War." Constitution.org. Constitution Society, n.d. Web. 4 May 2016.

In context, "vicissitudes" (line 6) refers to

A

the dangers of the free market.

B

the shift in fortune that can come with commerce.

C

the pride of modern man.

D

the dishonesty often associated with politics.

E

the paradox of war.