chapter  XIII
Colonies to Commonwealth
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This chapter discovers whether Liberal policy can offer a better prospect than presidency over the lingering dissolution of a great legal, political and humanitarian system—lingering because, like Byzantium in the era of its dissolution, the author commands the finest administrative service the world has ever seen. Resolutions prepared for Liberal Assemblies, however, afford little more than an outline of policy. The Liberal view is that the Commonwealth is the only effective, voluntary, multi-racial association of States in existence. The biggest successes have been where the more educated colonial has responded to this realization, underlining again the need for more education. Here the educative value of the association of colonials with international agencies can help, and help, too, to break down parochialism. Without Commonwealth membership, a newly independent and untested nation would carry little weight in the world.