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Sir Edward Grigg, K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., and Mr Kingsley Martin.
This discussion will inevitably range round the theory and practice of the British Empire, the outstanding example of Imperialism in the modern world. This Empire, acquired, in Sir John Seely's phrase, 'in fits of absence of mind,' has developed into the British Commonwealth of Nations, justifying its existence in the interests of the governed, with the ultimate aim of becoming a free association of self-governing sovereign States. Sir Edward Grigg, an exponent of the Milner school of Imperialism, has wide experience of Imperial conditions and affairs; he was Military Secretary to the Prince of Wales on visits to Canada, Australia and New Zealand; for three years Secretary to the Rhodes Trustees, and, from 1925 to 1931 Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Kenya Colony. His opponent, Mr. Kingsley Martin, will be remembered for his four vigorous talks on the Press in The Changing World series in January, 1932; he is Editor of the independent Socialist weekly, The New Statesman, a former lecturer in history and political science at Cambridge and the London School of Economics, and an acute critic of Imperial administration.


Sir Edward Grigg
Kingsley Martin

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