The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from War and the Future by H. G. Wells:|
These are not easy things to say in Elementary (and slightly
Decayed) French or in Elementary and Corrupt Italian.
"But why do people support the sham conscientious objector and
issue leaflets to help him--when there is so much big work
clamouring to be done?"
"That," I said, "is the Whig tradition."
When they pressed me further, I said: "I am really the
questioner. I am visiting /your/ country, and you have to
tell /me/ things. It is not right that I should do all the
telling. Tell me all about Romain Rolland."
And so I pressed them about the official socialists in Italy and