Ireland's woes and Britain's wiles by Andrew Wyelie GerrieIreland's woes and Britain's wiles by Andrew Wyelie Gerrie

Ireland's woes and Britain's wiles

byAndrew Wyelie Gerrie

Paperback | February 6, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER Xin National Characteristics PERHAPS I shall be taken to task for trying to discover reasons for thinking well of other folk, or at least for making some little effort to find excuses and palliations for the crimes and misdemeanors and excesses of John Bull. Doubtless there are those who would think I might be better employed searching for something to say on behalf and in defence of Uncle Sam. I claim however that I am a better patriot than any such possible critic, in that I do not see that my beloved Uncle is greatly in need of such defence. "When a propaganda of hate sets itself in his direction, there may be something doing. Then it might be well for interested parties to telephone for an ambulance in advance. Moreover it seems to me but a poor brand of patriotism that fears lest it be abridged or weakened by a fuller knowledge and appreciation of other countries and peoples, or by a deeper interest in their well-being. A patriotism that packs itself away in moth balls, may be and apparently is the ideal of some people, but give me the kind that can live out of doors, sharing the sun and the winds that are the common possession of all the nations and races of men. Intelligence makes a better foundation upon which to erect a superstructure of patriotism than ignorance; and the man who with something of a sneer in his voice towards other peoples, proclaims his own country good enough for him, might gravely concern himself with the question as to whether his country entertains or has cause to entertain a like opinion of him. It is just possible that we may fall into the habit of rating ourselves as citizens a bit higher than our country cares, or has any cause to do. Pride in our country is a fine thing, but that our country should have a chance...
Title:Ireland's woes and Britain's wilesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217226159

ISBN - 13:9780217226158