The Redemption of Democracy: The Coming Atlantic Empire

The Redemption of Democracy: The Coming Atlantic Empire

The Redemption of Democracy: The Coming Atlantic Empire

The Redemption of Democracy: The Coming Atlantic Empire

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WE ARE UNDER WAY. Foaming, the times race with us. Or do we only imagine we are moving? Is it merely the stormy tide of our times rushing headlong beneath our keel? Whither are we bound in the steerage of this our vessel, on the hard planks, in foul air, with no stars, the deep below, the snarl of danger above us? We are lying in the underground shelters of our city and land as if in the steerage of a new Mayflower . Torn from security and comfort, we are sailing away from home and all we know into stern, remote, uncharted seas. All London, this whole land of England, is the vessel. We are bound for the future, for the land of new days. Hope is with us; confidence makes the dark voyage bearable.

Hope we have. Dream pictures accompany us. We dream, we brood, we see the tremulous outline of things to come. We see them monstrously enlarged; perhaps we hope for the miraculous. Perhaps we believe we can escape from monotony and toil for good and all. Perhaps we see only the peril, the suffering, and the blackness behind and about us -- and not the toil and trouble ahead.

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