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ë AND "THE OUTBREAK OF WAR. 81 i
from Germany. It is in particular a defmite f
,; repudiation of the point of view for which
g above all the Chancellor has made himself _i
r responsible; it is a serious criticism of the
utterances of the German Foreign Office. We A.
feel that we have here a writer who is seriously
and honestly attempting to penetrate to the .
truth in an extraordinarily cornplicated pro-
blem, the difiiculties of which not only arise
9 from the disentanglement of facts, but also
j require great psychological insight. I hope ,
that in my discussion of Glaul<os’ article, I ,
may be able to contribute something towards
answering the questions which he raises. è
, In one matter, like so many German writers, J
Glaukos is too clever. He attributes to my
articles and to the other desultory discussion g
on the origins of the war an additional purpose
which they did not possess. He suggests that
they were deliberately published during a - ?
period of national depression in consequence
ï of military reverses in order to counteract
i the growing discontent of the nation and
the feeling which prevails in Liberal circles:
" if only we had been able to avoid this war." U
l This, of course, is absurd. No one who lives
in England could have made such a blunder. i
, Of this feeling, except perhaps in a very small
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