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J. SUTHERLAND BLACK, LL.D., London.
AMERICAN EDITORIAL BOARD.
Professor B. W. Bacon, D.D., Professor of New Testament Criticism and
Exegesis, Yale. Professor WM. ADAMS BROWN, Roosevelt Professor of Systematic Theology,
Union Theological Seminary. President E. B. CRAIGHEAD, President of the Tulane University of Louisiana. The Rev. Dr Samuel A. Eliot, President of the American Unitarian
Association. Professor C. J. KEYSER, Adrain Professor of Mathematics, Columbia
A QUARTERLY REVIEW OF
L. P. JACKS, M.A., D.D., LL.D.
G. DAWES HICKS, M.A., Ph.D., Litt.D.
OCTOBER 1916—JULY 1917
WILLIAMS AND NORGATE
To a Dane, writing on the subject of the great World War, it cannot seem irrelevant to comment on the fact that this war broke out exactly fifty years after the moment in which the same two great Powers, Prussia and Austria, now confronting a whole world, joined their forces to attack a single nation-Denmark. In that earlier war we fought alone, deserted by Europe. France, England, Russia—all remained neutral, and a third of our territory was torn from us. In the light of recent events a statement of the facts—that Germany then made, and subsequently broke, her solemn promises to the Danish population of Schleswig, substituting for their performance a rigorous Germanising policy–will be accepted without surprise.
It is impossible for Danish sympathy to range itself on the side of the nation which for fifty years has meted out such treatment to the Danish province it then annexed. We are all aware—and more than one Englishman has since admitted our justification—that England treated us badly in 1807, but this ranks as a mere incident in our history in comparison with the ceaseless struggle which, from the very earliest times, we have been obliged to sustain against our powerful neighbour in the South. From this quarter danger still threatens. For the moment it lies chiefly in the possibility that we may be coerced into joining a Mid-European Federation, which would,
1“ Kaernepunktet.” Written by request for the HIBBERT JOURNAL, and translated from the Danish by Miss Ingeborg Andersen.
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