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The European Anarchy
by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
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This Elibron Classics edition is a facsimile reprint of a 1916 edition by George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London.
Having thus examined the atmosphere of opinion in which the German Government moved, let us proceed to consider the actual course of their policy during the critical years, fifteen or so, that preceded the war. The policy admittedly and openly was one of "expansion." But "expansion" where? It seems to be rather widely supposed that Germany was preparing war in order to annex territory in Europe. The contempt of German imperialists, from Treitschke onward, for the rights of small States, the racial theories which included in "German" territory Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, and the Scandinavian countries, may seem to give colour to this idea.
About the Author
G. Lowes Dickinson (1862-1932) was a pacifist during World War I, and he was later instrumental in the conception of the League of Nations. His political writings include "The International Anarchy," 1904-1914 (1926). He is also known for "The Greek View of Life" (1896), a study of Hellenic society.
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