��LETTER TO MY CRITICS '
November 17, 1914.
THERE has reached me, after much delay, at Geneva, where I am engaged on the International work of Prisoners of War, the echo of attacks against me in certain newspapers, roused by the articles that I have published in the Journal de Geneve^ or rather by two or three passages arbitrarily chosen from those articles (for they themselves are scarcely known to anybody in France). My best reply will be to collect what I have written and publish it in Paris. I would not add a word of explanation, for there is not a line that I did not think it my right and my duty to set down. Moreover, I think that there is better work to do at this moment than to defend oneself ; there are others to defend, the thousands of victims who are
1 The editor of a great Paris paper having offered to publish my reply to those who attacked me, I sent him this article, which never appeared.