No one more accurately forecast the War than has Charles Sarolea, who may be forgiven a justifiable pride in the accuracy and excellence of his prognosis, in 1906 and 1912, of the conditions that led to the present contest. In German problems and personalities, Mr Sarolea has made another and most important contribution to our understanding of the forces that are at work in the world, in part for its destruction and in part for its protection,
nal (with a capital I) has proved selfishly nationalist, and the masses which had not the courage to fight for their rights under Kaiser Bebel are now slaughtering their French and English brethren, and are meekly enlisted in the legions of Kaiser William.
The "Anglo-German Problem," written by a writer of Belgian origin who foresaw the catastrophe threatening his native country, will be followed up shortly by another book on the "Reconstruction of Belgium." Belgium has been not only the champion of European freedom; she has also been the innocent victim of the old order. It is only in the fitness of things that after the war Belgium shall become the keystone of the new International Order. The whole of Europe is ultimately responsible for the Belgian tragedy. The whole of Europe must therefore be interested in and pledged to the restoration of Belgium and to the liberation of the Belgian people, now crushed and bleeding under the heel of the Teutonic invader.