LONDON (Apr. 17)
Dominions Secretary Anthony Eden declared today in a speech at the Constitutional Club that there was no room for both the Nazi principle of rule by a single race and the British conception of free development of peoples.
“The German Government’s conception of the world’s future is incompatible with ours, nor is there room for both,” Captain Eden said. “For Nazism, humanity consists of one race that rules — the German race — and the number of other races are all and always inferior. We are convinced, on the other hand, that there can be no hope for mankind unless peoples, small as well as great, are free each to develop their own civilization in security and at peace.”
The Dominions Secretary asserted that “either the German conception of submission or our own doctrine of equality must prevail.”
“Should the Nazis triumph now,” he said, “I believe the history of the next centuries would be one of violence and bitterness, of revolutions and counterrevolutions. The repercussions of the hatred they have stirred up would be lasting and terrible.”