Courtesy Reuters

PEOPLE who live in a city get a wholly different impression of it from strangers who look at it from a neighboring hill. The two parties would find difficulty, if they could conduct a discussion by telephone, in coming to any sound conclusions about its architecture or layout. Much the same is true of an institution. It seems desirable, therefore, before discussing any part of that most controversial of institutions, the British Colonial Empire (as distinct from the dominions), to consider frankly the American and British views of it, in the hope that the distance which separates them may at

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