Archaism and Futurism

The Very Rev W. R. Inge

We are all waiting eagerly for the last three volumes of Toynbee's great Study of History, which has brought a new honour to British scholarship. For no English and perhaps no German writer has amassed such a wealth of information on human affairs in every age and every continent. We hope, rather anxiously, that his final diagnosis will not be to expect a “knock-out blow” from the strongest Power, which must be Russia. He is no disciple of Spengler, but the downfall of the West looms before his eyes.