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VOL. VII

No. 3811 July 21, 1917

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I. America and the War. By Lord Charnwood

CONTEMPORARY REVIEW 131 II. The Disfranchisement of the Intelligent Blackwood's MAGAZINE 135 III. Christina's Son. Chapter V. By W. M. Letts. (To be continued)

141 IV. The War-Saving Idea. By Hartley Withers CORNHILL MAGAZINE 147 V. Old and New in the Daily Press. By T. H. S. Escolt

QUARTERLY REVIEW 153 VI. Twins. By Guy Fleming.

163 VII. Under Which King, Bezonian? By Prudens NATIONAL REVIEW 165 VIII. William Dean Howells. By C. E. Lawrence

BOOKMAN 173 IX. Dickens and the Stage. By S. J. AdairFitzgerald

DICKENSIAN 177 X. Profiteers

NEW STATESMAN

180 XI. Messines

SATURDAY REVIEW 182 XII. Blood and Treasure"

ECONOMIST 185 XIII. Fortunes from Waste Products .

CHAMBERS's JOURNAL 186 XIV. Greece After Constantine

NEW STATESMAN 189 A PAGE OF VERSE. XV. Jesus of the Scars. By Edward Shillito WESTMINSTER GAZETTE 130 XVI. Myself. From the Chinese of Po Chui. (A. D. 772-846)

130 XVII. Salonika in November. By Brian Hill

POETRY REVIEW 130 BOOKS AND AUTHORS

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AMERICA AND THE WAR.

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When the news came that America weigh with Englishmen. On the whole, had joined us in the war, most English- Englishmen, who were disappointed men experienced a thrill of exultation and greatly puzzled by the long delay, which they had not expected to feel. reflected that the American GovernThe great immediate and greater ment had its own difficulties of which future advantages for the purpose of they could not judge. This was partly war, though some of us were fully because a country fighting for its life alive to them, counted for little in the has little attention to spare for the intense and lasting emotion of that study of non-combatant nations. But moment. Many of us felt that the great credit is due also to our chief alliance, for purposes beyond the war, newspapers. The Times, in particular, between what may be called the Liberal had, in regard to English and American Powers, had not merely been extended, relations, a stain upon its record to but extended in a manner which would efface. It effaced it, and it did more. do much to counteract influences Perhaps, too, we know that we must hostile to its strength and quality. criticise others as having ourselves Contemplating, as we must, after the acted an honest, but not at the outset a war, a long and difficult work in the heroic or an immaculate, part. establishment of lasting peace,

realized that the causes which, in our rejoiced that the great and growing case, palliated a very unheroic hesitapower of America is freed from the tion were still stronger causes in the temptation to pose a mediator case of America, though it is hard for between right and wrong, and will us to realize how vastly stronger they take part as a champion of right in the very arduous task of translating Till the violation of Belgium was right into fact. All of us felt, and may an accomplished fact powerful be pardoned if we still feel yet more section of opinion (in Parliament at strongly the simple human pleasure any rate) was in favor of standing which arises when a long estrangement by while France was feloniously asamong kinsfolk is suddenly and per- sailed and perhaps beaten down. manently reconciled. We felt and feel Abstractly considered—that is, conthis in that inarticulate, instinctive sidered without sympathetic underway which carries with it the surest standing of the precise illusions which conviction-there are probably Ameri- made it possible—this policy might cans who can hardly credit the in- seem to have been begotten by the tensity of this English feeling. What completest baseness upon the comhas happened is too big a thing for us pletest folly. But something hapto attempt complete analysis of it, pened which, in our moments of selfor to care for much interchange of righteousness, should force to compliments on the occasion. Yet say: “Not unto us be the praise.” The some desultory reflections about it German invasion of Belgium need may have their use in England or in not have enhanced, and did not America.

enhance, our sense of national peril; Why did not America go to war any Englishman, reasonably alive to earlier? This is a question which that peril, knew that it mattered weighs more with the Americans who little by what road the Germans got know Europe well than it is likely to to Calais and Boulogne.

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