The present writer can only say that if he were
a patriotic but impartially minded German living, say, in the Argentine, the article would fill him with the utmost consternation. It is a cry of despair. What is more, it represents the feeling, not of an individual, but of the majority of Germans who know the facts, and have the mental power to draw the necessary conclusions. But if we find, on the whole, a hopeful augury in this article, it would be most unwise to forget that men and nations are often must dangerous when they see most cause for despair.