Excerpt from International Polity Summer School, Old Jordans Hostel, Beaconsfield: Under the Auspices of the Garton Foundation, July 17th to July 27th, 1914 In the first shock of the catastrophe it was felt that to issue as originally intended a report of our discussions would be, to say the least, incongruous. It seemed, more over, as though through the text there must inevitably run, in the light of altered circumstance, a vein of unconscious irony calculated rather to embitter than to reinspire. The first impulse was therefore to abandon the project. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.