A FEW years ago Jeffrey Hamm published his memoirs. He told why, as a very young man living in a badly misgoverned country in the early thirties, he joined Oswald Mosley and British Union. His reason was hope, hope that a brilliant man with a vision for the future which was perfectly valid at that time, could lead Britain out of the deep morass into which it had floundered since the end of the First World War.
In “The Evil Good Men Do” Jeffrey Hamm takes a look over the past and reflects on some of the disastrous political decisions that have been made by ‘old party’ politicians who were motivated only by the ‘Will to Power’ and ‘Will to Comfort’ rather than the ‘Will to Achievement’ which was so necessary to advance the true quality of life in both Britain and Europe. It is published at one of the important turning-points of history. A huge question mark hangs over Europe and the world.
Far from being the century of the common man, we live in the century when only the uncommon man has much to offer. The truth of these words is daily evident. We are obliged to live in the world our capricious rulers have undemocratically made for us.
We can still hope, because we have the luck to belong to a country and a continent of unusual ability. The ideal of Europe a Nation can be striven for. It is a truly great ideal, and a beacon of hope for new generations. And the virtue of loyalty is as important as ever it was, loyalty to a transcendent idea. Jeffrey Hamm, as will be seen by readers of this book, understands this very well.
Diana Mosley, Orsay, France.