The Modern Review Volume 3

The Modern Review Volume 3

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: 's a notable triumph for passive resistance. The Transvaal Indians had prayed, petitioned, protested, times without number, they had sent a deputation to the 0010nial Secretary in London; but all in vain. Then they took to passive resistance and gained their point, to some extent. Their disabilities and the indignities to which they are subjected, however, still remain. All white men, including loafers, jail birds and other scoundrels, literate or illiterate, can exploit any country in the world. Their white skin is a sufficient passport. But the Asiatic has the door slammed upon his face in all places which the white man chooses to consider his preserve. Even the victorious Japanese are not treated as the equals of the meanest white. For all this Asiatics are to blame. They have been too hospitable, too guileless, too mild and too submissive. Asia must possess a few more strong nations like the Japanese before matters can be set right by means of a Pan-Asiatic League. Sedition Trials. The editors and printers of newspapers are still being prosecuted and sent to prison in Bengal on charges of sedition. We do not really understand what is gained by these trials and vindictive sentences. We will assume that what the Government advocates say is right, that there are bitter and unjust attacks upon the Government, that the basest motives are attributed to the Government, that people are told that unless the present Government be subverted there cannot be any redress of grievances. But assuming all this, we ask, is repression a remedy? Is it not rather adding fuel to the flre? Has it ever been a remedy in any age and in any country? The more you repress the people, the higher will their spirits rise. Has any paper in Bengal been cowed down? more

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  • Paperback | 436 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 776g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776224
  • 9781236776228