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For the process of because we do The French do that Is so well and the French so badly it And we not think so. are hardly good judges in our own cause. We think we are the best civilising power, because we are we, not because we are not capable of esti- of the evidence. Plainly, mating the evidence impartially do not even trouble " Civilisation ** other hand, " is to liberation And subject populations. place, " state The the British Empire tion of this. sometimes That is so. is, complete be said that, may independence, we should have to haps, nay probably, in its the own political self-governing dominions of may be adduced It is.

Other states are the same. It only other peoples* subject nationalities that states are prepared to liberate, and then only when seems to be to their own advantage to do Let the reader consider, for, it so. instance, the history of the dealings of the Powers with the Balkan peoples during the wars result of a series of won them all are still As a those peoples have their independence, except so far as some of oppressing populations belonging in race or sentiment to others. it past century. And they have won with the help or acquiescence of one or another of the great States.

Proud of citi2;ens find sacrifice, to death, of the egotism from state itself. more even of their is it own individualities. The State being thus not only but armed egotism armaments it is, much for exist as At almost any moment world of or states, the more of these is armed patriotism in fact, generally true that offence as for defence. in history, in a political student will find that some one not merely believed to be, but is, word " honour " has recently been discussed by an " American writer, Leo Perla, in a volume entitled What is " National Honour ?

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