In the Fourth Year is a collection H.G. Wells assembled in the spring of 1918 from essays he had recently published discussing the problem of establishing lasting peace when World War I ended. It is mostly devoted to plans for the League of Nations and the discussion of post-war politics.
Table of contents: Preface Chapter I. The Way to Concrete Realization Chapter II. The League Must Be Representative Chapter III. The Necessary Powers of the League Chapter IV. The Labour View of Middle Africa Chapter V. Getting The League Idea Clear in Relation To Imperialism Chapter VI. The War Aims of the Western Allies Compactly Stated Chapter VII. The Future of Monarchy Chapter VIII. The Plain Necessity for a League Chapter IX. Democracy Chapter X. The Recent Struggle for Proportional Representation In Great Britain Chapter XI. The Study and Propaganda of Democracy
Herbert George "H. G." Wells (1866 – 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. Wells was now considered to be one of the world's most important political thinkers and during the 1920s and 30s he was in great demand as a contributor to newspapers and journals.