The Independent Volume 100

The Independent Volume 100

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...on to domestic politics or industrial problems, without first making a concerted effort-to get a good peace. As Mr. Lloyd George said the other day, millions of our men fought for a new world and hundreds of thousands died to establish it. If we fail to honor the promises given to them we dishonor ourselves. No one would suggest that the six months' discussion which has taken place in Paris on all the questions of every kind that had to be answered before the war could be wound up at all, has resulted in the establishment of the new world to which Mr. Lloyd George referred. No one will suggest that we have got any guarantee that the old world is done with wars, or has been made a safe place for the infant democracies that have been born out of the travail of Europe. At present some of those infant democracies are engaged in fighting one another and the great powers seem to have discovered as yet no way of stopping them. The war has ended, but about a dozen wars are still going on, and Russia shows no signs of becoming safe for democracy just yet. President Wilson once said that the treatment the western nations accorded to Russia would be the acid test of our sincerity as democrats. At present the people of Great Britain are simply worried about Russia. worried about the expense of our attempts to help the Russian people, worried by the Labor party who still cling to a superstitious belief that Bolshevism is a Russian word for democracy. We are feeling very tired of war and war taxes and war service and a good many people here are inclined to cut all our Russian commitments and wash our hands of the whole matter. If that is really going to be the attitude of the Allies to the Russian problem then the League of Nations. ideal...
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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236774167
  • 9781236774163