The coming Democracy

The coming Democracy

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The coming Democracy

The coming Democracy

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The task of German historians in the future will be in the highest degree both a thankless and a painful one. How will they ever be able to explain the enthusiasm, the marvellous cohesion and the bed-rock belief in the holy mission of the German cause, with which the German people embarked upon this World War? Will they, no longer under the restraint of personal liberty, i.e., under the guardianship of the German General Staff, be honestly able to maintain those ideas as to the necessity for and origin of this universal conflict, which are prescribed in Germany to-day? Or, will they not, by the light of the overwhelming proofs already at hand, reject them as historically untenable? Moreover, allowing that their love of truth compels them to it, how will they, in this case, be possibly able to explain to posterity that Germany did not rush into this World War with feelings of anguish and horror, but with a shout of joy, as though marching out to a festival?

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