The War from This Side Volume 1

The War from This Side Volume 1

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...foundation of a distorted spirit of nationalism. Such an organization has been described within the last month by Guglielmo Ferrero, the eminent historian: For the last ten years the party longing for war grew and flourished. It was called the "military party," but it was not composed solely of officers. Many of the highest civil officials belonged to it, together with political personages of conservative parties, great land-owning nobles, university professors and journalists, intoxicated by memories of a successful war and by knowledge of the country's overwhelming strength. For years this party had been preaching the necessity for another war, so that the nation might become a world power. It covered the country with societies whose object was to fan the flame of patriotism and incite the younger generation by means of the press, the schools and the universities. It penetrated everywhere, into parliament, the government, the court. In the end the resistance opposed against this formidable movement by the ruler and the government gave way like a dike before the irresistible inrush of a flood., The war party triumphed, and Europe burst into flames. This is the logical result of militarism. It hates democracy as it hates peace--nay, it cannot exist in a democracy, for its very life-blood is the domination of a caste which rules alike government and people. Militarism is the handmaiden of despotism. Between it and a self-governing, self-reliant, self-respecting democracy there is irreconcilable antipathy. One or the other must disappear from this world. The Army and Navy Journal would be well advised to reconsider its airy assumption that this militarism "is something that should be imitated closely by other nations, not excepting...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236546822
  • 9781236546821