The Commonwealth of Nations as a Unit and a Factor in World Affairs
What is that unique entity known as the Commonwealth? This aggregation of variables baffles the terminology of political scientists. The more the Commonwealth sheds form and substance the more it becomes a brooding presence in the world more mystical than political. It has now power content yet it is come to represent what Woodrow Wilson would call a peace standard.This confused statement is a good representation of the reaction of the average educated person before the Commonwealth. Being unique it is difficult to judge or understand by comparison to any other standard; it may only be understood by a review of its history and its institutions and not by comparison with other world or regional organizations.