Patriots In The Making; What America Can Learn From France And Germany by Jonathan French Scott

Patriots In The Making; What America Can Learn From France And Germany

byJonathan French Scott

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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.1916 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II MOLDING THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DEFENSE 1. THE LESSON OF-1870 AND THE NATIONALIZATION OF EDUCATION In the pleasant, prosperous days that preceded the present conflict the average American was apt to judge France by Paris and Paris by the boulevards. He thought of the French people as frothy, sentimental, vivacious, fond of wine and song, only too fond of the third member of the famous trio. The courage of daring he might indeed attribute to them, but not the greater heroism of sustained effort. Cynicism, pessimism, irreligion and contempt for virtue he believed to be characteristic not merely of the frequenters of cafes, but of a large number of writers and men in public life as well. "France is decadent," was the dictum of the American traveler returning from his three months' tour of Europe, bringing with him, perhaps, memories of his own contributions to that decadence. The great war, however, has revealed a new France. When the call came her sons were ready, grimly resolved to stem the great Teutonic tidal wave before it engulfed Paris. Quietly and soberly they have undertaken as a simple duty the task of driving the invader from French soil. They have borne without flinching the monotonously awful strain of trench fighting. They have supplemented the dash and daring inherited from ancient days by a power of endurance, the depth of which has not yet been completely tested. If the commanders have proved themselves capable of handling the great problems presented by the German attack, the common soldier has shown an intelligence and a loyalty which have moved the world to wonder. While England has been striving to remove the incubus of national ignorance and to arouse the lower classes to a realization of the danger of a disruption of her empire, Fra...

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Title:Patriots In The Making; What America Can Learn From France And GermanyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217244890

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