The Junior Republic: Its History and Ideals

The Junior Republic: Its History and Ideals

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The Junior Republic: Its History and Ideals

The Junior Republic: Its History and Ideals

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"If it be true," says Shakespeare's sprightly Rosalind, "that good wine needs no bush, 'tis true that a good play needs no epilogue, " and she might have carried her logic a little farther and added, "and 'tis equally true that a good book needs no introduction."

I have tried to persuade my friend, William R. George, that his book falls in this category, and that in any case I am not the one to write an introduction; but he refuses to be convinced; and I, therefore, find myself forced to the unpleasant alternative of certainly offending him, or possibly offending his public. I therefore choose the possible evil rather than the certain one. There is, however, one comforting thought: no one will feel obliged to read the introduction even if it is written, for the book will doubtless be quite capable of standing by itself.

The reason why another than myself should be chosen to write the introduction is that I have for many years been so closely interested in the work of Mr. George's Junior Republic at Freeville that I have long since lost the critical attitude toward it. I find myself regarding its existence as I do that of the United States of America, or the North Pole, or . . .

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