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An Englishman Looks at the World

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Published by Echo Library .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Literary Collections / General,
  • Literary Collections,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Literature: Classics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages196
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11914682M
    ISBN 101846377919
    ISBN 109781846377914

    Nearly everyone can read and discuss now, the process of concentrating property and the steady fixation of conditions that were once fluid and adventurous goes on in the daylight visibly to everyone. I do not think a large army of under-educated, under-trained, extremely unwilling conscripts is going to be any good against this sort of thing. If it is not held together by thought and spirit, it cannot be held together. It is to the free consent and participation of its constituent peoples that we must look for its continuance. In other words, the modern State has got to pay for its children if it really wants them--and more particularly it has to pay for the children of good homes.

    And he would begin to jot down--with the assistance of a few friends, perhaps--this essential list. In the men of means and leisure in this island there was neither enterprise enough, imagination enough, knowledge nor skill enough to lead in this matter. It is difficult to see whence the necessary impetus for a national renascence is to come We want as universally as possible the jolly life, men and women warm-blooded and well-aired, acting freely and joyously, gathering life as children gather corn-cockles in corn. Expenditure upon preparation for war falls, roughly, into two classes: there is expenditure upon things that have a diminishing value, things that grow old-fashioned and wear out, such as fortifications, ships, guns, and ammunition, and expenditure upon things that have a permanent and even growing value, such as organised technical research, military and naval experiment, and the education and increase of a highly trained class of war experts.

    In other words, the modern State has got to pay for its children if it really wants them--and more particularly it has to pay for the children of good homes. We in Great Britain are now intensely jealous of Germany. The second is that, in spite of our fleet, this is no longer, from the military point of view, an inaccessible island. Their Empire is an accident. The novel has inseparable moral consequences. Will our literature escape at last from pretentiousness and timidity, our philosophy from the foolish cerebrations of university "characters" and eminent politicians at leisure, and our starved science find scope and resources adequate to its gigantic needs?


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Then we went on from those anticipations of swaying insecurity to speculations about the psychological and physiological effects of flying. He wants romance without its defiance, and humour without its sting; and the business of the novelist, he holds, is to supply this cooling refreshment.

I would as soon put to sea in St. Neither has it a peasantry nor an aristocracy, and until well on in the Victorian epoch it had An Englishman Looks at the World book disproportionately rich people. The desperate resort to the analogical method of Commenius is confessed by Dr.

Because these men were able to realise their organising power in the absence of economic organisation, it does not follow that they will be fanatical for a continuing looseness and freedom of property. It was the conflict of the priest against the prophet in ancient Judaea, of the Pharisee against the Nazarene, of the Realist against the Nominalist, of the Church against the Franciscan and the Lollard, of the Respectable Person against the Artist, of the hedge-clippers of mankind against the shooting buds.

I do not see how one can go into the history of this development and arrive at any other conclusion. An age and a type of mind have found in him and his Utopia a figurehead and a token; and pleasant and honourable as his personality and household present themselves to the modern reader, it is doubtful if they would by this time have retained any peculiar distinction among the many other contemporaries of whom we have chance glimpses in letters and suchlike documents, were it not that he happened to be the first man of affairs in England to imitate the "Republic" of Plato.

It is particularly noteworthy that each accession of new blood seems to sterilise its predecessors. What they aim at ultimately I do not understand, but it is manifest that its immediate form is the fullest and freest development of the individual life.

He wants to forget the troublesome realities of life. Over there, where the prosperous classes have some regard for education and some freedom of imaginative play, where people discuss all sorts of things fearlessly, and have a respect for science, this has been achieved.

The fact remains that, through this busy and immensely noisy confusion of nearly a hundred millions of people, these little voices go intimating more and more clearly the intention to undertake public affairs in a new spirit and upon new principles, to strengthen the State and the law against individual enterprise, to have done with those national superstitions under which hypocrisy and disloyalty and private plunder have sheltered and prospered for so long.

Prior to this episode in the novel, it has been difficult to place The Alchemist in time. The proportion of colonial and early republican blood in the population is, therefore, probably far smaller even than the figures I have quoted would suggest. But it is not regarded as a scandal that our Government includes men of no more ability than any average assistant behind a grocer's counter.

But, apart from this, are there more solid and effectual forces behind this new movement of ideas that makes for organisation in American medley at the present time?

The effectual modifying force at work is not the strangeness nor the temperamental maladjustment of the new elements of population, but the conscious realisation of the inadequacy of the tradition on the part of the more intelligent sections of the American population.

He has become—or, rather, he has been replaced by—a being of eyes, however imperfect, and of criticism, however hasty and unjust. Let us begin with the educated and propertied classes and exact a couple of years' service in a destroyer or a waterplane, or an airship, or a, research laboratory, or a training camp, from the sons of everybody who, let us say, pays income tax without deductions.

The social conditions and social future of America constitute a system of problems quite distinct and separate from the social problems of any other part of the world.Get this from a library! An Englishman looks at the world. [H G Wells] -- Today, the name H.G. Wells is synonymous with the genre of science fiction, and Wells is best remembered as the creator of masterpieces such as The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, and The Island.

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FIRST EDITION OF H.G. WELLS’ AN ENGLISHMAN LOOKS AT THE WORLD, INSCRIBED BY WELLS TO HIS FRIEND AND SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANT SIR RICHARD GREGORY WELLS, H.G. An Englishman Looks at the World. London: Cassell and Company, Small octavo, original green cloth.

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