Review of Reviews,  2 (1890), 413–22.

The Progress of the World



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War, Scientism, Military Technology, Chemistry, Alchemy

    Commemorates the ninetieth birthday of Helmuth K B F von Moltke, 'the supreme scientific soldier of the century'. For him 'War [...] became more an affair of the laboratory of the chemist than of the tented field. He was the great alchemist of victory, who discovered the philosopher's stone in the simple secret of doing everything beforehand that could be done'. (420)

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