(The Nation, August 18, 1866)

There happens to exist in Germany a political association called the Nationalverein; it is strong both North and South, pervading the whole Germanic race; and it represents first Pangermanism, and secondly Gallophobia. Its leading idea is “Nationality,” in its own sense of that word; namely, the idea that the Teutonic Nationality (for it makes no account of others) is to be unified, and bound together in one mighty mass, so as to become predominant and irresistible in Europe. The members of the Nationalverein accept the situation created by the war; see in Prussia the only Power strong enough to bind together the Germanic race in one mighty whole, and are desirous accordingly to promote indefinite annexation.

August 14, 1866.