The Positivist review Volume 5-6

 
9781130781038: The Positivist review Volume 5-6

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. 1897 Excerpt: ...Passive, unquestioning and instantaneous obedience is expected from the soldier, and I dare say it is the first essential for military purposes. But this is just what the young man who has had his education in a board school, and knows that he can belong to a trade union and become an elector if he chooses, is not inclined to give. If adventurous and indisposed to regular work he used to enlist. Now he goes to Klondyke. These are the causes which deprive the army of the class of recruits it used to obtain. Men of another and better stamp have always kept out of it for other and better reasons, and they are not likely to join it now. Editor. "LEST WE FORGET. The infatuation for increase of Empire at any cost which seems to be driving our people down a steep place into the sea, draws inspiration from many sources. We may not suppose it to be prompted entirely or even mainly by national vainglory. There are sober people who believe that trade follows the flag and that we must add to the Empire to support our population, just as there are other sober and good people who hold it to be our plain duty to proselytise and to administer the affairs of backward races. We would refer readers of this review to a short article by Lord Farrer in the January number of Cone&rd, the organ of the Peace Society, entitled " Lest we forget." Lord Farrer asks, "Does trade follow the Flag? " and his answer is taken from the Board of Trade Blue-Books. He says:--"Is it true that in order to trade we must exercise dominion? Let the following figures answer. They are taken from a very valuable return C. 8,211, 1896, called Comparative Trade Statistics, pp. 73, 74. 1854 was the earliest year in which we have trustworthy statistics of imports and export...

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