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THE WELSH OUTLOOK NOTES OF THE MONTH 247 OLD MEMORIES 251 BORROW'S WILD WALES 256 THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS UNION 260 NOVEMBER, 1922. MR. LLOYD GEORGE and his Government have fallen-and we much on account of their virtues as of their vices. In the opinion of the re- actionary forces in England, Mr. Lloyd George has during the last few months committed three unforgivable sins,-his Liberalism in European politics was daily becoming more and more pronounced, he made peace with Ireland on a generous basis, and he tried to put a stop to the Turk in his path of outrage and massacre. A century ago the Tory Die-hards of that day broke Canning for some very similar reasons, and whatever Welshmen may think of the record of the Coalition Government and of Mr. Lloyd George's Premiership in connection with it, we at any rate are not ashamed of the part he took in upholding the high traditions of Canning and Byron and Gladstone in the near East, and that Ireland, by the mouth of her national leader, Mr. Cosgrave, has in these last days recognised his thorough loyalty to the great Treaty of Reconcilia- tion. At the moment, however, the ques- tion uppermost in everybody's mind is what will be the result of the fall. If Mr. Bonar Law secures a majority for his *#* The Editor does not necessarily identify himself with the opinions of contributors to The Welsh Outlook." Editorial responsibility is limited to the views expressed in the Notes of the Month." Manuscripts sent should be accompanied by a stamped and addressed envelope. fear that it must be said that they have been driven from office as "Where there is no vision the people perish." NOTES OF THE MONTH PAGE THE CRISTMAL 262 THREE GARDENS 264 THE VOGUE OF PSYCHO- LOGY 265 GRUFFYDD RHISIART 267 Annual Subscription. 7/6. CONTENTS: government in the country, we are told that we shall have no political fireworks, but peace and quiet for economic recovery and industrial restoration. This, of course, sounds well and attractive, especially to a generation that has passed through the cataclysms of the last eight years. But we fear that this opportunity for recovery will mean protection, serious curtailments of social services like education and public health, and in all probability a perpetuation of all the vices of the Coalition from a democratic point of view. The unsympa- thetic and callous attitude of the last Government towards Labour has on more than one occasion brought us very near serious crises, but the new Government is not likely to be an improvement on it in this respect. History, as Mr. Lloyd George fears, may repeat itself, and the Die-hards who have swept away the Coalition may share the fate of those who wrecked Can- ning. With him perished the last hope of preserving aristocratic government in the country, and the Reform Bill of 1832 and its later democratic extensions, became inevitable. Extravagant reaction in our day may well mean the end of the present industrial order. Men who refuse to en- dure Turgot may in the end find them- selves governed by Robespierre. PAGE THE LURE OF THE GUIDE BOOK 269 WELSH WOMAN'S PAGE 271 REVIEWS 272 Half Year. 3/9 (post free PAGE