20 DECEMBER 1935, Page 20


[To the Editor of Tint SPECTATOR.]

SIR,--In the Sanctions controversy one immensely important point appears to haVe been overlooked. If an oil embargo is so very properly applied, Fascist rule in Italy will evitably be smashed in the not far distant future. But what is the alternative ? There is only One—Communism.—Yours, c., Marlborough Club, S.W.i, MARTIN LINDSAY. .

[That may or may not be. League action can only take account of the external relations of States. It cannot be based on a desire either to overthrow Fascism or to avoid overthrowing it.—En. The Spectator.]