The White Man's Dilemma: Climax of the Age of Imperialism

The White Man's Dilemma: Climax of the Age of Imperialism

The White Man's Dilemma: Climax of the Age of Imperialism

The White Man's Dilemma: Climax of the Age of Imperialism

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This book is based on a course of lectures given at the New School for Social Research in New York City in the autumn and winter of 1926-27 and now reorganized and rewritten from notes. The writer's object has not been to present a text-book, work of reference or historical treatise. Footnotes, citations of authority, documentation, appendices and the other impedimenta of scholarship are therefore dispensed with; all the demands of modesty do not enjoin the writer, however, from claiming authenticity for his facts. The object of this book has been to analyze a living issue relentlessly flung out at a world already overburdened with issues. Remote as are the materials of which this issue is compounded, it is none the less immediate and vital in its impact on the lives of individual men and women. What could have been more remote than Serajevo or a railroad through Anatolia connecting Berlin and Bagdad? A recent writer has said that if it were not for imperialism, "Mr. Man-in-the-Street would have to go without automobiles because the price of tires and of gasoline would be prohibitive." If that were all, there were small cause for a book or for lamentations. Of the span of the race only an infinitesimal . . .

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