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Kipling Sampler

Kipling Sampler

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A series of selections as preview of our The Complete Mowgli Stories, Duly Annotated, from 2011. Amazon UK, http://tinyurl.com/6nlkm2e; Amazon US, http://tinyurl.com/7ywz97q; paperback on demand, http://tinyurl.com/bsgjgbl.
A series of selections as preview of our The Complete Mowgli Stories, Duly Annotated, from 2011. Amazon UK, http://tinyurl.com/6nlkm2e; Amazon US, http://tinyurl.com/7ywz97q; paperback on demand, http://tinyurl.com/bsgjgbl.

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 [Selections from] 
TheCompleteMowgli Stories,Duly AnnotatedRudyard Kiplingannotated and edited byGMW Wemyss&Marham Shaw !yle
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 [from the prefatory essay on]
Kipling and the Kaiser
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 Kulturkampf.
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3on Capri3i, had been the last e;piring gasp o0 any hopes o0 a22ommodation between the "ritish and German $mpires* t had  been on 3on Capri3i1s wat2h also, 2apti3e upon the bridge, that the German <ingoes had allowed the Reinsuran2e Treaty with Russia to e;pire, leading to the +-. allian2e between Russia and the =ren2h
 
Republi2 that le0t Germany e;posed to a 0uture two80ront war*t was a time o0 anar2hy, assassination, and anti8Semitism> the year o0 the assassination o0 Sadi Carnot and o0 the Drey0us A00air* t was the year o0 the a22ession o0 ?i2holas @d to the throne o0 all the Russias*A year a0ter the publi2ation o0
The Second Jungle Book,
that is, in +-, Boe Chamberlain entered Cabinet as Colonial Se2retary* =ran2e was the 'ld $nemy, and, as "ismar2 had intended, "ritain1s new enemy in 2olonial and imperial e;pansion the =ashoda n2ident o0 +- was already impli2it in their ri3alry/ Russia was the enemy in the Great Game and the ra2e 0or 2ontrol o0 Central Asia, with all that that implied 0or the se2urity o0 "ritish ndia* Boe Chamberlain E lie, 0atally, his se2ond son ?e3ille a0ter him E was set upon striing hands with Germany* n this as in all else he had the politi2ian1s gi0t o0 2apturing, in2arnating, 0ollowing, and pretending to lead, popular sentiment, or a 3ery large strain therein* Kipling would ha3e none o0 it* Certainly the son o0 the Ra< held Russia E 4the "ear that wals lie a Man1 E to be the enemy o0 "ritish ndia/ he did not howe3er there0ore embra2e Germany, least o0 all the noisy Germany o0 Kaiser Wilhelm, that was bent upon  building Tirpit:1 na3y and the Kiel Canal, as a 0riend and ally* A tribalist rather than a ra2ialist or indeed a nationalist E
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4Mothers1 sons and motherlands1 in this 3olume E Kipling had no use 0or the Aryan master ra2e 0antasies o0 Gobineau and #ouston Stewart Chamberlain*
There is neither East nor West, Border, nor  Breed, nor Birth,
 
When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they

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