The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells:|
and thought he has recently published, read what Benham had written.
Benham concluded that the common-sense of the world would hold up
this danger until reason could get "to the head of things."
"There are already mighty forces in Germany," Benham wrote, "that
will struggle very powerfully to avoid a war. And these forces
increase. Behind the coarseness and the threatenings, the melodrama
and the display of the vulgarer sort there arises a great and noble
people. . . . I have talked with Germans of the better kind. . . .
You cannot have a whole nation of Christophes. . . . There also the
true knighthood discovers itself. . . . I do not believe this war
will overtake us."