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The Evidence in the Case

A Discussion of the Moral Responsibility for the War of 1914, as Disclosed by the Diplomatic Records of England, Germany, Russia

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Author: James M. Beck
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,276 / 221 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 37.8
LoC Category: JZ
Downloads: 698
Added to site: 2010.03.02 26835
Genres: History, War

Mr. Beck's book is so extremely interesting from beginning to end thatit is difficult when once begun to lay it down and break off thereading, and we shall not be surprised to hear, not only that it hashad an immense sale in England and America, but that its translationinto the languages of the other nations of Europe has been demanded.

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powerful religious organization that the world has ever known, with his simple, "Hier stehe ich; ich kann nicht anders," represented the truest soul and highest ideal of the nobler Germany.

These and other glorious memories, suggested by Eisenach, Frankfort, Erfurt, Weimar, Jena, and Leipzig, made this pilgrimage of intense interest, and almost the only discord was the sight of the Leipzig Voelkerschlacht Denkmal, probably the largest, and certainly the ugliest monument in all the world. It has but one justification, in that it commemorates war, and no monument ever more fully symbolized by its own colossal crudity the moral ugliness of that most ghastly phenomenon of human life. Let us pray that in the event of final victory Prussia will not commission the architects of the Leipzig monument, or the imperial designer of the Sièges-Allée to rebuild that Gothic masterpiece, the Rheims Cathedral. That day in Leipzig an Alsatian cartoonist, Hansi, had been sentenced to one year's im



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