Oral English; Or, the Art of Speaking

Oral English; Or, the Art of Speaking

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...danger. Such conditions in the twentieth century are intolerable. This mediaeval land must submit either to an international force or to the protection of a single power. 6. Will a continuation of the present international control be advisable? When we study the history of such government in Macedonia, we can have little confidence in such a policy. This country is to-day in a worse plight than several years ago, simply because what belongs to everyone belongs to no one. Egyptian history is no less a convincing proof of the ineffectiveness of such control. When the continental powers ruled in Egypt, the country was not only a disgrace to civilization but a menace to the peace of Europe. On this chaos of Eastern barbarism was superimposed a layer of European officials shamelessly scrambling and intriguing for political influence. Not until the administration of this uncivilized country was entrusted to England and England alone, could Lord Cromer bring Egypt to its present state of prosperity. We find, then, that discipline is never effective unless directed by a single hand. European experiments along this line are already sufficiently conclusive. 7. But we need not go beyond the limits of Morocco to gain experience which will warn us against a continuation cK the present policy. Her control by a concert of powers has been entirely futile. The deplorable conditions of the country have continued unimproved. France at every step has had to face the jealousy of her German neighbor, who has encouraged the Moors to treat the French with contempt. With her influence thus destroyed among the natives, France, the only country which can secure reform, is powerless. The English Earl of Meath declares that as a result of the senseless jealousies of European...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236666763
  • 9781236666765