Liberty And News

THE POEMS OF PAUL MARIETT.
Edited with an Introduction.

A PREFACE TO POLITICS.
DRIFT AND MASTERY.
THE STAKES OF DIPLOMACY.

THE POLITICAL SCENE: An Essay
on the Victory of 1918.

In writing this tract I have dared
to believe that many things were pos-
sible because of the personal example
offered to all who practice journalism
by Mr. C. P. Scott, for over forty-five
years editor-in-chief of the Manchester
Guardian. In the light of his career it
cannot seem absurd or remote to think
of freedom and truth in relation to the
news.

Two of the essays in this volume, “What
Modern Liberty Means” and “Liberty
and the News” were published originally
in the Atlantic Monthly. I wish to thank
Mr. Ellery Sedgwick for the encourag-
ment he gave me while writing them,
and for permission to reprint them in
this volume.

W. L.

New York City.
January i, 1920.