Reprinted by kind permission from the English Review for December, 1914.
 As an example of this belief, read the manifesto of Professor Eucken, who represents such a large section of German opinion, and note the absolute sincerity of its tone—as well as its simplicity.
 Wars and Capitalism, by P. Kropotkin. (Freedom Press.)
 See Nash’s Magazine for October, 1914, article by “Diplomatist.”
 In order to realize how easy such a process is, we have only to remember the steps by which the outbreak of the Boer War in 1899 was engineered.
 Of course we must remember that there has been all along and is now in Germany a very large party, Socialist and other, which has not been thus carried away; but for the moment its mouth is closed and it cannot make itself heard.
 See Kropotkin’s War and Capitalism, p. 12.
 See note infra on “Commercial Prosperity,” p. 167. (Chapter XI below)
THE CASE AGAINST GERMANY;
With every wish to do justice to Germany, to whose literature I feel I owe such a debt, and among whose people I have so many personal friends; allowing also the utmost for the general causes in Europe which have been for years leading up towards war—and some of which I have indicated already in the pages above—I still feel it is impossible not to throw on her the immediate blame for the present catastrophe.