The European Anarchy
Author of "Modern Symposium," "The War and the Way Out," "After the War," etc., etc.
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This book is an attempt to give in broad outline a just estimate of the European system, or rather the European anarchy, with especial reference to the underlying causes of the war and the possibilities of a movement towards better things in the future. Naturally the discussion takes for its centre Germany, her expansion and her desire for further expansion, what was legitimate in all this and what was disastrous, the sinister influence of Bismarck and Bismarck's success ousting the old generous idealism of 1848 by a Machiavellianism as divorced from the real needs of human nature as any romanticism could be. At the same time it is recognized that Machiavellianism has been the besetting sin of all the European States, the Machiavellian view that the peculiar interest of each State is not only its prime but its sole consideration involving a policy that must lead inevitably through suspicion and jealousy to the open chaos of war and hatred. Yet the fundamental interests of the European nations demand a united Europe, and wherever the past is criticised it is in the hope of reconstruction for the future.
Towards a Lasting Settlement
Edited by CHARLES RODEN BUXTON.
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"The essays are contributions of real help towards the solution of great and inevitable problems. The form which international control in political matters ought to take is cleverly discussed."—Prof. Gilbert Murray in The Nation.
"I would recommend the healing counsel given in 'Towards a Lasting Settlement.' It is truly a harbinger of Peace. Its message is for us all. Written by many authors, all its pages make for the abolition of war."—Church Times.
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