N.B. Bourgeois scientists on the struggle against imperialism.
“Nationalities and subject races.”
Report of the conference held in the Caxton Hall, Westminster, June 28–30, 1910. London, 1911 (xii + 178 pp.).
Review in Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Vol. II, p. 193, signed H. J. Nieboer (Hague). The author of the review notes that the report contains brief speeches by representatives “of various peoples living under foreign rule: Egyptians, Indians, Moroccans, Georgians, Negro races of Africa, South American Indians, and also European nations such as the Irish and Poles” (p. 194).
|||| “We are told that we must fight imperialism; that the ruling states should recognise the right of subject peoples to independence; that an international tribunal should supervise the fulfilment of treaties concluded between the Great Powers and weak nations.
N.B. ||| They do not go further than expressing these pious wishes. We see no trace of understanding of the fact NB. || that imperialism is inseparably bound up with capitalism in its present form and that, therefore, an !! || open struggle against imperialism would be hopeless. unless, perhaps, it is confined to protests against N.B. certain of its especially abhorrent excesses” (p. 195). || N.B. !!
It is significant that the bourgeois “imperialists” in Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv keep track of the national liberation movements in the colonies (at least the non-German ones).
For instance, Vol. III, 2
the ferment and protests in India (p. 230)
idem in Natal (Africa) owing to restrictions on the immigration of Indians (230–31).
Vol. IV, 1, p. 130—the movement for self-government in the Dutch Indies.
 See present edition, Vol. 22, p. 286.—Ed.