The Clash!; A Study In Nationalities

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byWilliam Henry Moore

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI IN REVIEW We have found nationality standing for those thoughts and habits of life which are dearer than others because they are "our own." Because they are the dearest possessions of mankind, Great Britain has respected national things; in Canada, in South Africa, in India, the people who became British were left free as Canadians, Boers, and Hindus, to continue their group development in the land around which their traditions had grown; were left free to cherish the achievements of the past, and free to work along their own lines for the greater achievements of the future. That is what is meant by national freedom. Do we believe in it? Of course we believe in our own freedom, and so does every other people; but such belief is not enough. Do we believe in national freedom as a principle? Time and time again we have said so; how then can we reconcile our words with our action in curtailing the freedom of a nationality that, by the force of war, has become subject to our domination in its native land. "Modern Europe cannot allow a people to be seized like a herd of cattle; she cannot continue deaf to the repeated protests of threatened nationalities, she owes it to her instinct of self-preserva tion to forbid such abuses of power." So cried Alsace and Lorraine in 1871 when on the verge of losing the free exercise of those thoughts and habits of life which were dearer to them than any other because they were their own. So cries French Canada in Ontario and Manitoba to-day. Do we believe in national freedom? We began our enquiries with this question, and after surveying the field we are compelled to ask it again. It is the issue that will not down; no amount of legislation, no decisions of the Privy Council, will change the fact that a people once free ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI IN REVIEW We have found nationality standing for those thoughts and habits of life which are dearer than others because t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217577164

ISBN - 13:9780217577168

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