6 MAY 1916, Page 18

Freedom's Battle. By J. F. Worsley Boden, .M.A. (Hugh Roes.

2s. Gd. net.)—A reprint of a number of "historical essays occasioned by the Great War." Of special interest is " A Plea for Nationality." " The true nationality," says Mr.'Worsloy Boden, " discloses itself in a national self-respect, unconscious of any national mission of aggressive conquest, but quick to resist with the force of arms the grasping ambi- tions which can lay no claim to the support even of the doctrine of `legitimacy.'" Another particularly attractive essay is that entitled " A Chapter of Ancient Imperialism," dealing with tho war between Athens and Sparta, when " a Power almost wholly. naval was opposed to a Power almost wholly military."