DOCTOR MÜHLON's diary is one of the great documents of the war. It will live, in the years to come, long after the ordinary controversial literature of the war has been forgotten. It discloses an intellectual and moral insight and a literary pungency which qualify it for immortality.
When the historian of the next generation undertakes to fix responsibility for the present world war and to analyze the causes of that lust for world power which moved Germany to draw the sword against Russia and against democratic Western Europe, he will find nowhere a more vital record of the origins, the symptoms, and the whole phantasmagoria of German militaristic madness than that contained in this amazing journal.
There is a phrase of Burke's to the ef-