The Crime Against Europe: A Possible Outcome of the War of 1914 by Roger Casement | Project Gutenberg

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‘[T]hese articles were written before the war began. They are in a sense prophetic and show a remarkable understanding of the conditions which brought about the present great war in Europe…’. By [Sir] Roger Casement, former British consul who supported the cause of Irish Nationalism and was executed for treason in 1916, having attempted to enlist German support for an uprising in Ireland.

Series of articles, largely written in 1913-1914, that seek to lay the blame for the impending European conflict on Britain’s imperial policies.
Published first in Berlin in 1915 and soon after in still-neutral America as anti-Allied propaganda, the work circulated in Ireland under false covers to avoid censorship, having been banned in Britain. The German’s translated the work into French and brought out another edition in occupied Brussels in 1916.

I. The Causes of the War and the Foundation of Peace
II. The Keeper of the Seas
III. The Balance of Power
IV. The Enemy of Peace
V. The Problem of the Near West
VI. The Duty of Christendom
VII. The Freedom of the Seas
VIII. Ireland, Germany and the Next War
IX. The Elsewhere Empire

Philadelphia: Celtic Press, 1915

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