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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 6 (October 1, 1930)

A German Jurist Praises Britain

A German Jurist Praises Britain.

A high compliment to the British people is paid by a leading German jurist, Herr Kantorowicz, Professor of Law at Kiel University, who has recently published a book entitled the “Spirit of British Policy” says the L.M.S. Railways Magazine. After remarking upon the efforts made in Britain to raise the moral tone of public life, the author asserts that to-day “chivalry as a mass phenomenon; as a demand of the public conscience; as a personal ideal; is only to be found in one country—the country which has chosen St. George for its patron saint.” In connection with the “sense of justice which distinguishes Great Britain above all other countries,” the Professor notes, amongst other things, the amazement with which guide books record that one gives up one's luggage on British railways without getting a receipt for it.