The Winning of the War: A Sequel to "Pan-Germanism"

The Winning of the War: A Sequel to "Pan-Germanism"

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The Winning of the War: A Sequel to "Pan-Germanism"

The Winning of the War: A Sequel to "Pan-Germanism"

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This is an optimistic book for pessimistic people. At the moment when the American army is about to enter the trenches, a very general feeling of despondency and a fear of actual defeat has spread through the Allied world. I believe that this is not difficult to explain, but impossible to justify. I have sought, therefore, by an analysis of the situation to show the true basis of apprehension, the valid reasons in the past conduct of the war for the present pessimism, and in the last section of the book the dim outlines, already distinguishable, of the victory the Allies will beyond doubt win. The true difficulty which most people now experience is the definite realization that certain conceptions about the method of winning the war and the character of victory have become during the last year impossible of realization. I am prepared to go so far as to maintain that they never were founded in reason or expediency, but upon a misconception of the European and international situation the falsity of which the progress of the war has so clearly demonstrated.

I feel that the postponement of Allied victory has been due partially to the belief that the . . .

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