The Blowing Up of the Parthenon

The Blowing Up of the Parthenon

The Blowing Up of the Parthenon

The Blowing Up of the Parthenon

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Dear Sir (or Madam),

While you argue with your government, on social services versus armaments, as Britons considering ways and means, a friendly guest of your country can but look on. But when you raise matters of world import, any world citizen is entitled to argue with you. Great Britain is a key nation in the world's debate; the Labour Party is a key party in Great Britain; and you are at the source of the Labour Party's ideas. Nothing that you say on world affairs can therefore be of unconcern to a world citizen.

Now, after ages of historical chaos, it looks as if the affairs of men are evolving towards world order, but, unfortunately, passing first through a dangerous phase during which their simplification takes the form of a struggle between two camps. It is essential for all of us that the true nature of this struggle should be understood by everybody. How can the rank and file understand it if the leaders do not? Many of us, Europeans, world citizens, friends and admirers of Great Britain, by no means committed or even sympathetic to the Tory way of thinking, have watched Labour with dismay. For we admire the gifts of its leaders more than the use they make of them, and their intelligence more than their ideas; and we wonder how it can be that such keen minds should be so blind to the most obvious features of our life-and-death struggle.

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