Britain Versus Germany: An Open Letter to Professor Eduard Meyer ... Author of "England, Her National and Political Evolution, and the War with Germany"

Britain Versus Germany: An Open Letter to Professor Eduard Meyer ... Author of "England, Her National and Political Evolution, and the War with Germany"

Britain Versus Germany: An Open Letter to Professor Eduard Meyer ... Author of "England, Her National and Political Evolution, and the War with Germany"

Britain Versus Germany: An Open Letter to Professor Eduard Meyer ... Author of "England, Her National and Political Evolution, and the War with Germany"

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MEIN HERR,

I observe that your book, " England ," has been translated and published in the United States by the firm of Ritter & Company, of Boston, who warmly recommend it in a preface in which they assert that "the Americans, who, as a whole, are readers of English literature only, have practically received their impressions of England and the English people exclusively from English sources -- the insider 's favourable view of his own state and his own people." This allegation indicates about as deep a knowledge of American life as most Prussian pronouncements do of English; but it need not detain us. The Americans are well able to speak for themselves. I merely take the occasion of the issue of your book in English to criticize it with the seriousness proper to an examination of any work of a scholar and historian of your distinction.

As' one of your former British readers and admirers, I was specially interested in your per-

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