The author presents an exercise in the art of rational prediction, based on his reflection on events of the previous eight years to the time of writing.
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PART I: THE FUTURE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE 1. The Paradox of Prophecy 2. The Past 3. The Present 4. The Future 5. The Labour Problem 6. The European Entanglement 7. What About the Dominions? 8. The Remedies? 9. A Note on Locarno (1928) 10. Exit Locarno! (1936) PART II: AFTER TEN YEARS 11. The Crash 12. The Decline of "Democracy" 13. The Decline of Sea Power 14. The Disintegration of the British Empire 15. The Decay of British Influence 16. The Abyssinian Fiasco 17. The Collapse of the League of Nations 18. Universal Misgovernment 19. Armageddon II?
Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller , usually cited as F. C. S. Schiller, was a German-British philosopher. Born in Altona, Holstein (at that time member of the German Confederation, but under Danish administration), Schiller studied at the University of Oxford, later was a professor there, after being invited back after a brief time at Cornell University. Later in his life he taught at the University of Southern California.