The Crimes of England

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Author: G.K. Chesterton
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 28,857 / 87 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.8
LoC Categories: J, PR
Downloads: 3,021
Added to site: 2004.07.01
mnybks.net#: 8277
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Satire, Politics
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l volunteering is valueless in war if you think so; or even if you don't think so. By all means say that Germany is unconquerable and that we cannot really kill you. But if you say that we do not really want to kill you, you do us an injustice. You do indeed.

I need not consider the yet crazier things that some of you have said; as that the English intend to keep Calais and fight France as well as Germany for the privilege of purchasing a frontier and the need to keep a conscript army. That, also, is out of books, and pretty mouldy old books at that. It was said, I suppose, to gain sympathy among the French, and is therefore not my immediate business, as they are eminently capable of looking after themselves. I merely drop one word in passing, lest you waste your powerful intellect on such projects. The English may some day forgive you; the French never will. You Teutons are too light and fickle to understand the Latin seriousness. My only concern is to point out that about England, at least, you are i

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