The Economist, March 27, 1915. Saturday.
Article: “The Objects of the War” (in connection with Grey’s speech on Monday (March 22??) in the Bechstein Hall).
The editors are concerned for peace and rejoice that Grey did not say anything likely “to lengthen or embitter the war”....
The end of the article reads:
“Statesmanship cannot contemplate a bitter end of universal mourning and almost universal bankruptcy. A time may come before long when it will be possible to consult the dictates of humanity and at the same time to secure the objects indicated by Sir Edward Grey [the freedom of nationalities etc.].... If such an opportunity is lost, the war will N.B. ||| not go on for ever. It will end in revolutionary chaos, beginning no one can say where and ending in no one can say what. ||| Even if the war ceased tomorrow, there is hardly a family even in this comparatively prosperous country which will not suffer severely for years to come from the burdens entailed by the struggle” (p. 615). (End.)