Excerpt from The Candid: Quarterly Review of Public Affairs, Political, Scientific, Social and Literary; February 1914 The aim of this Review is to deal with Public Affairs faithfully and frankly, and to treat them with candour, having sole regard to the Public Welfare. The attempt, often promised, rarely made, and yet more rarely continued, to review Public Affairs impartially and without Party bias will here be renewed. The effort will be to search out the quality, character, and fitness for the Public Welfare of things done or proposed, whether in the political, the scientific, the social or the literary domain, and to present them on their merits without partisan prejudice. To do this is t easy. But the effort to do it will be honestly made by candid men writing for candid readers. In Politics it will be remembered that the men of to-day are as well sons of the past as fathers of the future and that from the past we have inherited a settled system of governance, which, having endured and survived the stresses of time, is t to be put away without a certain assurance of something better. To Science, whose widening domain touches with increasing success and rapidity every part of life, will be assigned the place that has w become due to the great deeds already done and the greater soon to be expected. Social and Literary Subjects, so far as they belong to Public Affairs, will also have their due recognition. To sincerity will be extended respect and sympathy. But wherever there may appear insincerity, dishonesty, corruption, or aught that may bring danger or dishour to the State, every effort will be made to discover, display, and deunce it, and to destroy it, together with its originators. 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.