পাতা:চিঠিপত্র (দ্বাদশ খণ্ড)-রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর.pdf/৩৭৭

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governed from the outside by strong hands. However these are the facts that immediately and exclusively concern Italy herself, the validity even of which has sometimes been challenged by European critics. But whatever may be the case, the methods and the principle of this Fascism concern all humanity, and it is absurd to imagine that I could ever support a movement which ruthlessly suppresses freedom of expression, enforces observances that are against individual conscience, and walks through a blood-stained path of violence and stealthy crime. I have said it over and over again that the aggressive spirit of Nationalism and of Imperialism, religiously cultivated by most of the nations of the West, is a menace to the whole world. The demoralisation which it produces in European politics is sure to have disastrous effects, especially upon the peoples of the East, who are helpless to resist Western methods of exploitation. It would be most foolish, if it were not almost criminal, for me to express my admiration for a political ideal which openly declares its loyalty to brute force as the motive power of civilisation. That barbarism is not altogether compatible with material prosperity may be taken for granted, but the cost is terribly great—it is fatal. This worship of unscrupulous force as the vehicle of nationalism ○鶴切ア