The Gods in the Battle

The Gods in the Battle

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...Further, with reference to his connection with this same German league, he had addressed a long defence to the Bernese paper Der Bund of the 18th February, 1915.1" Now, how much simpler and how much more convenient for all, if he had explained himself already in July, in the Temps! Instead of that, what do we see? The numbers of the Bulletin of the League which contained the name of Romain Rolland were suddenly reprinted, and in this new edition his name was silently omitted. Straightway his maladroit friends, breaking the seal of silence, tumble over one another in their eagerness to announce that he had never "taken part " in the league, never been a " member" of it. Nor had I ever asserted that he was a member. I said that his name appeared on the lists. But of these lists scarcely a mention is made, and by the most interested party less than by anybody; or only in veiled words, such as to throw a discreet pall over the facts, and to cast on my statement a suspicion of calumny. This word "calumny" having indeed been used in the French press, and this very accusation having been made against me (by M. Paul Seippel in the Journal de Geneve, 28th November), I publish a facsimile of the Bulletin of the League, which will prove my good faith. What should we deduce from this incident? First, that this debate ought to have remained a moral debate, carried on aboveboard, in open day, resting as it did on such serious principles; and ought not to have degenerated into quibblings by the fault of my opponents. Secondly, that, if the majority of the founders of this league rank among the most liberal of Germans (?), it is not less true that many names of Pangermans adorn the list, and this, doubtless, not without design....show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236647513
  • 9781236647511