National Affairs: A Popular Ballad Perverted

There is no more tragic phenomenon in this vale of tears than the deliberate perversion of an idea or a philosophy out of its original meaning in order to serve the base purposes of its enemies. Does a Christ preach a creed of peace on earth, good will to men, some Kaiser will pervert his words into " Gott mit Uns." Does a Nietzsche drive himself into madness transvaluing all the moral values, some nimbled-witted George Creel will reduce his works to a cheap credo for footpads. Does a serious-minded Bernard Shaw spend fifty...

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