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AND THE OUTBREAK OF WAR. 83 ‘
August that the number of the Chicago Daiby ‘°
News containing the extracts from this pam­ .
phlet came into my hands. All his discussion · i
§ as to the particular reasons why they appeared l
at a particular period is a baseless fabric. j
On another point, however, Glaukos is quite 9
right. Speaking of the general discussion as
to the responsibility for the war, he says i
that in England, and especially among the
Liberals, unanimity on the justice of the i
English cause is a sim qua non for the conduct ·
E of the war. This is indeed the case. We
could not continue the struggle with our i
full strength unless the nation, and especially i
the members of the former Liberal Party, i
1 were united on this point. He contrasts this
with the conditions in Germany. There, as
he says: " the blows of our armies would g
fall with the same strength upon the enemy
as before," even though the humour of those
who remain at home was disturbed by the
‘ ° efforts of a serious opposition to criticise
German responsibility. We may accept the
i contrast; for what it means is this: that °
in England a free nation is fighting and her
strength would be paralysed if there were
5 not a universal conviction that she was lighting
i 4 justly. In Germany he would tell us this
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