Excerpt from The Rights and Duties of Neutrals It may also be said Of foreign publicists, without any impeachment on their fairness, that most of them naturally take views suited to the position occupied by their own countries. They are neither able fully to enter into the belligerent needs of a state, the weight of which depends upon the stress which it can put upon its enemies by sea r do they adequately feel the difficulties to which a country at once largely producing and maritime would be exposed if some of the more extreme theories of neutral duty were established as law. 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.