Excerpt from German Militarism and Its German Critics, Vol. 13: Fully Illustrated by Extracts From German Newspapers; March, 1918 The Great War has focussed the attention of all Americans upon political and social conditions in foreign countries, and has familiarized them with many matters which had t occupied their minds before. The feature which probably attracts more attention than any other is the difference in the respective points of view of the Teutonic and of the English-speaking nations, as revealed in all matters relating to war and warfare. Character and habits of other peoples have been more closely studied than ever before, and the aggressive leaders of the group of enemy nations, the Germans, have quite naturally come in for the closest scrutiny. Accustomed as these leaders have been for many years to universal military service, to a large standing army, to officers drawn principally from the ranks of the bility, and to marked class distinctions, they have absorbed, and are w wedded to, certain tions which to us, who have grown up under very different conditions, seem like worship of constituted authority and the unwarranted surrender of individual responsibility. The gradual development of these very tions has brought about an irdinate influence of the military group in public affairs, which at the present moment is frequently referred to and much discussed. It may therefore t be amiss to try to throw some side-lights on the subject. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.