28 AUGUST 1926, Page 10


THE Geneva Institute of International Relations has just gone through its third annual programme, jointly arranged by the League of Nations Union (London) and the League of Nations Association (New York). For obvious reasons, the latter styles itself " non-partisan." In this, Geneva, as seat of the League of Nations, is proving itself a new, very attractive and efficient rallying-point for the intellec- tual elite among the English-speaking peoples. By curiosity, Americans are drawn into the orbit of the League. In that orbit they are brought into contact with the British, so that at Geneva the Anglo-Saxon entity has resolved itself into an identity, not contiguous in geography, not continuous in history, but one in essence and spiritual substance, having for a time the palace of the League of Nations for a natural habitation.