The Spirit Of France (volume 544) by Owen JohnsonThe Spirit Of France (volume 544) by Owen Johnson

The Spirit Of France (volume 544)

byOwen Johnson

Paperback | February 5, 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. 1916. Excerpt: ... THE TRUTH ABOUT FRANCE CHAPTER VIII THE TEUTH ABOUT FRANCE IF French diplomacy has been unjustly held to have made any mistake in this war, it has been in the early determination to make no propaganda in the United States. The reasons for this decision were both diplomatic and sentimental. France promptly saw the reaction which followed Germany's blundering attempt to influence American opinion, and determined to avoid those dangers, perhaps not realizing the difference between a propaganda based on education and the tactful repetition of historical facts and actual accomplishments and a propaganda condemned to absurdities and trickery by the nature of the actions it was trying to obscure or condone. Beyond this the French are an exceedingly proud nation, not given to boastfulness, who believe that the accomplishment of their duty toward civilization needs no advertisement; that it is for us, a great, liberty-loving republic, cherishing the same ideals, to recognize with ardor what republicans have achieved under staggering odds, without having our attention claimed by the methods of a barker at a country circus. In the end this proud reticence accomplishes its own reward. There are signs today of a great awakening as to the true significance of this world war and the unequal and unsought responsibility borne by the Republic of France. Unfortunately our sources of news are English. With the exception of one cable, all lines of communication pass their censorship. When an American magazine or newspaper desires information about France it frequently commissions an Englishman to inform it. With the best intention in the world this correspondent sees France, not with our eyes, but with his own. Two great agencies of publicity have existed in this country, Eng...
Title:The Spirit Of France (volume 544)Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021789657X

ISBN - 13:9780217896573