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British Food Journal Volume 20 Issue 9 1918

British Food Journal Volume 20 Issue 9 1918 There is no nation more ready for selfsacrifice for the common good than the British. The Authorities have been put to the proof by the war and the future of the Empire largely depends upon how far they are prepared to abandon nepotism and to accept the service of a man at its value alone. For effective national service means the employment of every available man in that capacity in which he is able to give of his best it means the very antithesis of the squarepegintheroundhole policy so popular with the Government Official it means that ability shall no longer subserve insolent ineptitude, nor influence continue to shield the incompetent it means the employment of those who for the past four years have offered their services to their country in vain it means, in short, the destruction of all those idols which officialdom loves and the worship of which stands between us and victory. Voices, crying in the wilderness, have raised a plca for cleaner politics, for an imperial and not a party policy, but the plea, so far, has met with little sympathy. But it is not politics alone which are in need of cleansing. The cancer of nepotism, of the necessity for lickspittling to secure advancement, has sunk deep into the national life, and even four years of dire peril and unprecedented bloodshed have not mitigated the disease. Knowledge still waits in the antechamber of the clerk skill sits on the benches of the Labour Exchange. The introduction of a true and not of a camouflaged system of national service would afford an opportunity of destroying a system which is sapping the energy of the whole nation. It would be the severest test of the State Department yet devised. No compulsion would be necessary if an honest attempt were made to give every man a fair chance and, if only for this once, to put the right man in the right place. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png British Food Journal Emerald Publishing

British Food Journal Volume 20 Issue 9 1918

British Food Journal , Volume 20 (9): 10 – Sep 1, 1918

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0007-070X
DOI
10.1108/eb011082
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There is no nation more ready for selfsacrifice for the common good than the British. The Authorities have been put to the proof by the war and the future of the Empire largely depends upon how far they are prepared to abandon nepotism and to accept the service of a man at its value alone. For effective national service means the employment of every available man in that capacity in which he is able to give of his best it means the very antithesis of the squarepegintheroundhole policy so popular with the Government Official it means that ability shall no longer subserve insolent ineptitude, nor influence continue to shield the incompetent it means the employment of those who for the past four years have offered their services to their country in vain it means, in short, the destruction of all those idols which officialdom loves and the worship of which stands between us and victory. Voices, crying in the wilderness, have raised a plca for cleaner politics, for an imperial and not a party policy, but the plea, so far, has met with little sympathy. But it is not politics alone which are in need of cleansing. The cancer of nepotism, of the necessity for lickspittling to secure advancement, has sunk deep into the national life, and even four years of dire peril and unprecedented bloodshed have not mitigated the disease. Knowledge still waits in the antechamber of the clerk skill sits on the benches of the Labour Exchange. The introduction of a true and not of a camouflaged system of national service would afford an opportunity of destroying a system which is sapping the energy of the whole nation. It would be the severest test of the State Department yet devised. No compulsion would be necessary if an honest attempt were made to give every man a fair chance and, if only for this once, to put the right man in the right place.

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British Food JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 1918

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