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BY THE RT. HON.
ARTHUR HENDERSON, M.P.,
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LIBRARY
These things shall be! a loftier race
Than ere the world hath known shall rise
And light of knowledge in their eyes.
They shall be gentle, brave, and strong
To spill no drop of blood, but dare
On earth, and fire, and sea, and air.
Nation with nation, land with land,
Inarmed shall live as comrades free:
The pulse of one fraternity.
New arts shall bloom of loftier mould
And mightier music fill the skies,
JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS.
In presenting this little volume to the public no pretence is made that it is a complete or comprehensive statement of the aims of British Labour, nor is it an attempt to write a book on Labour Politics. The main substance of several of the chapters has already appeared in the form of articles published during the past two months.
When it was suggested that I should issue them as a collection of chapters dealing with some of the vital problems now confronting the democratic forces of this country, I agreed to do so; and now I offer them, together with two or three new chapters, to my prospective readers in the hope that they may prove to be of some little help to them in forming their own views on the questions which are discussed herein.
The sole purpose of this publication is to advance the social and political ideals which I have at heart, and I propose to hand over any profits resulting from the sale of the book to the fund which the Labour Party is promoting with a view to erecting a suitable and lasting Memorial to the honour of those who have fallen on the field of battle in furtherance of the ideals and aims which inspire British Democracy