First published in 1939, The Anglo-Saxon Tradition puts forward Catlin’s view on the power of the Anglo-Saxon Tradition to unite Europe.
The book identifies the distinguishing features of this Tradition as respect for personality, liberty, experiment, tolerance, accommodation, democracy, federalism, moralism, and public spirit, and emphasises its role in standing against contemporary totalitarian ideologies. The volume outlines Catlin’s plan for the confederation of Anglo-Saxony in relation to what he presents as the central issue for civilisation: the conflict between the ideal of Dominion over Man, and the ideal of Power over Things.
The Anglo-Saxon Tradition will appeal to those with an interest in the history of philosophy and the history of political thought.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Part I: Prologue; An Open Letter; Part II: The Notes of the Anglo-Saxon Tradition; 1: Humanism; 2: Freedom; 3: Experiment; 4: Tolerance; 5: Democracy, Accomodation, Federalism; 6: Moralism; 7: Public Spirit; Part III: Conclusion; Index