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What was hardest to accept in the supposedly blind and random operations of natural selection was that the ubiquitous conflict was entirely without purpose. 132 From a German perspective, however, mere adaptation to environmental pressure seemed rather to characterize the mechanistic workings of brutal Manchestertum, epitomized by Spencer’s argument that warlike societies such as Prussia and Russia were being superseded through a process of natural evolution by liberal, industrial ones based on free trade.

Clarke, The Great War with Germany, 17. 46 47 Though military strategists such as Bernhardi certainly foresaw at least a naval blockade of Germany in wartime. See Fred Bridgham, “Bernhardi and ‘The Ideas of 1914,’” chapter 7 in this volume. 48 Die Zeit, May 8, 2002. John Röhl, interviewed in the Daily Telegraph (May 9, 2002), commented that the outline of the plans had been known to scholars for some time, adding: “This is typical of the unpredictability of the Kaiser and shows his worldwide ambition to make Germany into a superpower.

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1926), chap. ” 52 See Tuchman, August 1914, 193. 53 E. M. Forster, Howards End (Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1973), 41. ” 55 In Bleibtreu’s Bur und Lord, cited by Whyte. In starkest contrast, Kipling was deemed too extreme to contribute to the war effort, and Grey threatened to resign as Foreign Secretary when he heard Kipling might be sent on an American lecture tour in 1914 (Dominic Hibberd, Times Literary Supplement, July 28, 1989). 56 See Whyte, Popular Fiction. 57 See Agatha Ramm, Germany, 1789–1919 (London: Methuen, 1967), 429.

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