The Empire and the Century

The Empire and the Century : A Series of Essays Imperial Problems and Possibilities by Various Writers (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Empire and the Century: A Series of Essays Imperial Problems and Possibilities by Various Writers IF there is any truth in Schiller's saying, Men rise by their higher purposes, ' it is as applicable to nations as to individuals. In no period in history has it fallen to the lot of mankind to witness a greater Empire than the British Empire of to-day, and it follows as a logical conclusion that the administration of such an Empire must needs imply a heavy weight of responsibility. Are we conscious of these responsibilities, and is the nation rising to meet them? Surely, on no occasion is the question of its future more Vital, is, in fact, the duty of reflection and examination more in keeping with national rejoicing, than on the centenary of the great naval battle which determined the future of the Empire and laid the foundations of modern Europe, To serious men Trafalgar Should be considered in the light of a national sacrament. The lessons of the past are weighed, our vows for the future renewed. Re joiclilg must be combined with national self-examina tion, and the conditions of our success in the past used as a guide to our conduct In the future. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 948 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 47mm | 1,243g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 116 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243030541
  • 9780243030545