Europe, Russia, and the Future

Europe, Russia, and the Future

Europe, Russia, and the Future

Europe, Russia, and the Future

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I am well aware that this book has many faults. It is, indeed, to be judged rather as an enlarged pamphlet than as a book. There are many things in it about which I am far from certain, and may quite possibly change my mind. But they are things which, at this moment, I feel need discussing, and discussing without loss of time. I have therefore written quickly, amid many other preoccupations, for fear of missing the right moment for getting them said. If, in the course of saying them, I have given cause for annoyance, I can only plead that what is important at this moment is not polish, but candour, in an attempt to face sincerely and realistically a situation in which it matters immensely what is done, not in months or years, but in the days and weeks that lie just ahead of us. I have never greatly minded making mistakes, provided they help to stimulate thinking. This book is, to a very great extent, an uncompleted process of thinking aloud. The process is uncompleted because, with the world in its present state, we are all of us groping in the dark.

G. D. H. COLE.

Freeland, Hendon. September, 1941.

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