West, Willis Mason The war and the new age

ISBN 13: 9780217533461

The war and the new age

9780217533461: The war and the new age

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1919 Excerpt: ... himself owed their merits to German blood--along with like astounding assumptions of German descent to explain Voltaire, Alexander the Great, and Julius Caesar. Napoleon even, it was urged by some enthusiastic German patriots, must have been descended from the German Vandals. The viciousness of these German teachings about war must be shown briefly "out of their own mouths ": "War is the noblest and holiest expression of human activity. "Out of For us, too, the glad, great hour of battle will strike. Still and deep their in the German heart must live the joy of battle and the longing for moutlls it. Let us ridicule to the utmost the old women in breeches who fear war and deplore it as cruel and revolting. No; war is beautiful. Its august sublimity elevates the human heart beyond the earthly and the common. In the cloud palace above sit the heroes Frederick the Great and Bliicher; and all the men of action--the great Emperor, Moltke, Roon, Bismarck--are there as well, but not the old women who would take away our joy in war.... That is the heaven of young Germany."--Jung Deutschland, October, 1913 (the official organ of the " Young German League," an organization corresponding in a way to our Boy Scouts). "Germany's mission is to rejuvenate exhausted Europe by a diffusion of Germanic blood."--School and Fatherland, 1913 (a school manual). "Our fathers have left us much to do.... To-day it is for Germany to arise from a European to a world power.... Humanitarian dreams are imbecility.... Right and wrong are notions indispensable in private life. The German people are always right, because they number 87,000,000 souls."--Tannenberg, GrossDeutschland, 1913. "We are the salt of the earth.... God has called us to civilize the world.... We are the missionaries of ...

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