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AND THE OUTBREAK OF WAR`. 95
l they would show that Sir Edward Grey, while ,
professing to desire peace, was secretly trying i
to stir up war. It is an essential part of
that picture of Sir Edward Grey as a malign S
and machiavellian figure against which Pro- ’
fessor Delbrück protests. Glaukos will have ·
none of this. But how characteristic is the
whole procedure. Glaukos tells us that this
English proposal seemed predestined to bring E
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about a peaceiul solution. Tne German semi- s
official organ tells us that the British Govern- '
ment, in putting forward this proposal, had A
become more Russian than the Czar and i
desired to make a compromise impossible
under any circumstances. It would be well
y if German controversialists would at least
i agree among themselves upon their own case.
‘ That they cannot do so is the best evidence {
of the absolute nullity of it. When it is #
desired to show the villainy of the British
Government, one interpretation is given to
¥ this proposal; when the exigency of the
moment makes it necessary to throw the
blame on Russia, we have a totally incon· Ei
sistent interpretation.
Let us now accept Glaukos’ view of this .
proposal, which is, of course, the correct one.
It was, as he says, a real effort to bring about

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