The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Los Cuatro Jinetes del Apocalipsis) [1919], by Vicente Blasco Ibanez:

‘…The nations were merely unwilling to continue living, unsuspecting and inactive, before boundless German ambition. They were simply preparing to defend themselves against an almost certain attack. They wished to maintain their dignity, repeatedly violated under most absurd pretexts. “I wonder if it is not the others,” he concluded, “who are obliged to defend themselves because you represent a menace to the world!”‘

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