In these national carnivals of materialism are not the Western peoples spending most of their vital energy in merely producing things and neglecting the creation of ideals?
I have heard it confidently stated, for instance, that the American troops had been brought to Europe not to fight the Germans but to crush an English revolution. So we find that from the beginning of history men had to choose between fighting with one another and combining, between serving their own interest or the common interest of all.
This has produced something like a United States of a social federation, whose common name is Hinduism. Moreover, although endlessly brooding on power, victory, defeat, revenge, the nationalist is often somewhat uninterested in what happens in the real world.
The secret reason for their vogue in left-wing circles is that both of them are at odds with the War Office. In the first version of H.
All national histories are merely chapters in the larger one. They belong to a place. Much of the propagandist writing of our time amounts to plain forgery. Have we an instance in the whole world where a people who are not allowed to mingle their blood shed their blood for one another except by coercion or for mercenary purposes?
This was inevitable, because in this essay I am trying to isolate and identify tendencies which exist in all our minds and pervert our thinking, without necessarily occurring in a pure state or operating continuously.
Same with Reagan. But India tolerated difference of races from the first, and that spirit of toleration has acted all through her history. Actually such people are fairly common, but they are not worth the powder and shot.