He gets several important things right, the war ending through exhaustion rather than a defeat of the enemy in the field; the creation of the League of Nations; the changing relationship between the sexes and the inevitable end of colonialism. The Poles need to think of the future more and the wrongs of Poland less. As for the predictions that Wells attempted to put forth. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the what is coming a forecast of things after the war mobilereference gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. The days of suppression are over. No country can afford to neglect any of those languages, but as a matter of primary importance I would say, for the British, Hindustani, for the Americans, Russian or Spanish, for the French and Belgians and Italians, Arabic. She endangered her neighbours because there was no guarantee that she might not fall under the tutelage of one of them and become a weapon against the others.
A one-time member of the Fabian Society, Wells sought active change. The other day I failed to recognise the Russian word for eleven in Russian characters until I had spelt it out. Each of these types must necessarily follow its own system of developments. The living intercourse of the British and Indian mind to-day is the discussion of the restoration. He is best-remembered as an early writer of science fiction and futurism.
No other peoples and no other religion can so conveniently give the negro what is needed to bring him into the comity of civilised peoples. One is that Germany will certainly be still dangerous at the end of the war, and the second is that the gap in education, in efficiency, in national feeling and courage of outlook, between the European and the great Asiatic and African communities, is rapidly diminishing. I write of these things from the point of view of the keen learner. If the Pledged Allies are not disposed to let in light to their subject peoples and prepare for the days of world equality that are coming, the Germans will. He was also an outspoken socialist. She fell down the steps violently and painfully, it is true--but they are difficult to descend. Once a people has emerged above the barbaric stage to a national consciousness, that consciousness will endure.
There has always been an excuse, and there has always been a percentage of truth in the excuse. It has already been pointed out in these chapters that if the alliance of the Pledged Allies is indeed to be permanent, it implies something in the nature of a Zollverein, a common policy towards the rest of the world and an arrangement involving a common control over the dependencies of all the Allies. Prophecy may vary between being an intellectual amusement and a serious occupation; serious not only in its intentions, but in its consequences. But then we have not done a little of what we might have done for our own country. Several of these have literatures and traditions that extend back before the days when the Britons painted themselves with woad. Let us clear our minds of such cant.
It is idle to speak of the British occupation of India as a conquest or a robbery. Worth noting is the period when the book was written, 1916. I myself being something of a pacifist, and doing what I can, in my corner, to bring about the Peace of the World, the Peace of the World triumphant and armed against every disturber, could the more readily sympathise with the pa. But the Islam of the Turk is a different thing from the Islam of the Arab. I do not see how some such synthetic control of the seas is to be avoided in the future. Nothing sticks, nothing ever did stick of that self-taught Russian except the words that I learnt in Latin type.
Mexico is in such a phase to-day. It ended in America a hundred years ago; it is ending now in Asia; it will end last in Africa, and even in Africa the end draws near. Worth noting is the period when the book was written, 1916. If we fail to do that, then all the inept states and all the subject states about the world will become one great field for the sowing of tares by the enemy. Now I have talked, I suppose, with many scores of people about the future of India, and I have never yet met anyone, Indian or British, who thought it desirable that the British should evacuate India at once. The last pretensions of Christian propaganda have been buried in the Balkan trenches. At the end of the term most of his pupils gave up the hopeless effort.
The disposition to underrate temporarily depressed nations, races, and cultures is a most irrational, prevalent, and mischievous form of stupidity. None of these justifications I admit are complete, but all deserve consideration. Please use the follow button to get notification about the latest chapter next time when you visit NovelOnlineFull. A narrow bridge of interpreters is our only link with the Russian mind. Many other forecasts like the exponential rise of America in the world economic and military strength over European union could not be assessed accurately, though some of his points are valid. He is more interested in to-morrow than he is in to-day, and the past is just material for future guessing. And most of the aggressions and annexations of the modern period have arisen out of the inconveniences and reasonable fears caused by such an inept phase.
I learnt to count, for example, up to a hundred. But for some of us moderns, who have been touched with the spirit of science, prophesying is almost a habit of mind. He gets several important things right, the war ending through exhaustion rather than a defeat of the enemy in the field; the creation of the League of Nations; the changing relationship between the sexes and the inevitable end of colonialism. Are French and British and Belgians and Italians, for example, going to help each other in Africa, or are they going to work against and cheat each other? Through all Africa and Western Asia there is a great to-morrow for a renascent Islam under Arab auspices. This book comes out just at the time when the Allied Forces of Great Britain, France, Italy, Russia and Japan were on the verge of getting at war against the so called cruel and power thirsty Germany. To view it, Wells' proves it is hard to forecast the future.
No sane man, German or anti-German, who has weighed the prospects of the new age, will be desirous of a restoration of the now vanished German colonial empire, vindictive, intriguing, and unscrupulous, a mere series of centres of attack upon adjacent territory, to complicate the immense disentanglements and readjustments that lie already before the French and British and Italians. Drop by anytime you want to read free — fast — latest novel. Here again, as in all these questions, personal idiosyncrasy comes in; I am strongly disposed to trust the good in the Russian. The Allies who prepare the Peace of the World have to make their peace with that. It really isn't a question of whether they rule well or ill, but that the position is against certain fundamentals of human nature.