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.

part I|88 pages


chapter |86 pages

An Open Letter

part II|167 pages

The Notes of the Anglo-Saxon Tradition

chapter Chapter I|14 pages


chapter Chapter II|15 pages


chapter Chapter III|22 pages

Experiment 1

chapter Chapter IV|23 pages


chapter Chapter V|21 pages

Democracy; Accommodation; Federalism

chapter Chapter VI|45 pages


chapter Chapter VII|25 pages

Public Spirit

part III|28 pages


chapter |26 pages