The Menace of Fascism

The Menace of Fascism

The Menace of Fascism

The Menace of Fascism

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"We belong to a youth without hope in the future and without happiness in the present."

(Extract from the letter of a young German of 1932).

FOR MORE than a hundred years we have lived in and by a great hope. So natural, so universal, has been this hope that it is only now, when it threatens to leave us, that we have become conscious of its existence. During all this time, in Western Europe since the French Revolution, in America since the Declaration of Independence, in Britain since the great Reform Bill, it has been possible for the mass of mankind to hope and to aspire. At the back of the minds of nearly every man, encouraging his toil, reconciling him to life's hardships, sustaining his energy, has been the belief that slowly, gradually, but surely, with only temporary setbacks, things would get better--if not for him, then for his children. In that hope and that faith we have all found it possible to live, work and have our being.

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