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THIEF the Pope was on Wednesday broadcasting an appeal

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NEWS OF THE WEEK for peace this year the American Magazine was publishing an article by Mr. Harry Hopkins suggesting that the war against Germany might continue for another two...

Sweden on Guard

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The people of Sweden, deeply moved by events in Denmark, have their own quarrel with Germany, and their Government is firmly holding its own against the latest intrusion on...

Rebellion in Denmark - From the very first the outbreak

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of the Danish people and the resistance of the Government to the exorbitant demands of the Nazis were a forlorn hope, in the sense that they could not by themselves win...

The Strategy of Victory

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While Mr. Harry Hopkins must be heard with respect, and his words constitute a salutary warning for those who think the war is already won, we should be disturbed indeed if our...

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Labour and the Next Election

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Members of the Labour Party will do well to ponder the words of Mr. A. M. Wall, general secretary of the London Society of Com- positors, who this month's Typographical journal...

Bulgaria After Boris

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The situation in Bulgaria has been thrown into confusion by the sudden death of King Boris, the cause of which is the subject of conflicting rumours. It occurred immediately...

Science in Industry

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In his pamphlet on Industrial Research, issued through the Federation of British Industries, Sir Harold Hartley has said well and with authority something that very much needs...

New Jobs and Unemployment

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It is obviously no simple matter to adjust the campaign of pro- duction to the needs of a changing war without causing a good deal of hardship to the factory workers. The...

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W HEN the first German war- entered its fifth year it was near its end. There were, to be precise, three months and one week still to go. This time the journey promises to be...

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M R. CHURCHILL'S broadcast on Tuesday evening presents something of a problem. That it was less effective than most, perhaps than any, of his wireless talks during the war will,...

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By STRATEGICUS T HE opening of the fifth year of the war finds the Germans faced with the need to make prompt readjustments on the Eastern Front if they are to avoid disaster....

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By PHYLLIS BOTTOME The Anti-Vansittarts, I fear, need a more drastic cure. They must try to realise that they are dealing with a nation that has often fallen into the same...

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By M. PHILIPS PRICE, M.P. And so it is in twentieth-century Russia. Vladimir Ilytch Lenin did more for Russia even than Peter the Great did, but he built up his political...

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By SIR CHARLES BRESSEY W HEN revisiting Madrid recently to deliver lectures on plan- ning at the invitation of the Spanish Government, I was given valuable opportunities to...

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By HAROLD NICOLSON W HEN I was a child I was once invited to the birthday party of the late King Boris of Bulgaria. My recollection of the occasion is precise only in bits. I...

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SUMMER SHOWS AT the National Gallery, among the new war paintings, four new pictures of limestone quarries by Graham Sutherland are outstand- ing. Downstairs, the third and...


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IT has been a curious week in the cinema. The increasing short- age of new films has led to a revival of such old work as Korda's The Four Feathers and The Petrified Forest. At...

Spanish Village." Unity Theatre. " Flying Colours." Lyric. " Variety

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Comes Back." Palladium. THAT admirable institution, the Unity Theatre, has many interesting plays to its credit, but nothing that I have seen there so far quite equals the...

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Sut,—I am at present serving in the Army, and, having achieved nothing, and being condemned to continue, while the war lasts, to achieve nothing, I have had something of a...


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Six,—After reading Prof. Julian Huxley's interesting article on " Holiday Birds " I recalled what was to me a curious and unusual performance on the part of rooks. Hearing a...


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Sta,—To those who have lived as I have, among the many peoples now arbitrarily classed together as " Yugoslays," the present crisis comes as no surprise....

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SIR,— Referring to the review of Hitler Divided France in your issue of August 27th, I suggest that the already perplexed public will have cause here for further confusion. A...


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Sta.—Mr. Lewis begins his article on equality with a brilliant statement of the truth which the world must some day discover and accept for its own salvation. Then unaccountably...

Sett,—{an you find space to let your readers know that

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in an article of mine on " Equality " which you printed in your issue of August z7th the words " Medicine is not good " are a printer's error? I wrote " Medicine is not...

Sta,—No one has admired, been amazed by and disagreed with

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C. S. Lewis's scintillating essays on his up to date Fundamen theological views more than myself. In fact I keep his essay - on human and animal pain always at hand to show...

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Sus,—Mrs. Reilly need not be discouraged about the future. The spirit in which " Housing " is being approached today is very different from that obtaining in 1936 when the...


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SIR, —In your comment on the Fleming Report you draw attention to the fact that the Committee has made no recommendation as yet with regard to the fees in non-grant-earning...


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WE have all heard to what a surprising degree Great Britain, especially England, has proved self-sufficing in respect of timber ; and we have most of us seen, with a pang that...


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Sta,---Mr. Howell's letter and Mr Nicolson's article in your issue of August 27th make one hope that the allied leaders were not entirely sincere in drawing up the clause in the...

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Some Real Achievement

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A Private Country. By Lawrence Durrell. (Faber and Faber. 6s.) Stone and Flower. By Kathleen Raine. (Nicholson and Wat s on. 6s.) The Ventriloquist's Doll. By Kenneth Mott....


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Farm Workers' Output Food and Farming in Post-War Europe. By P. L. Yates and D. Warriner. (Oxford University Press. 3s. 6d.) THIS book deals with what most English people...

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Dante's Beatrice

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MANY who already know Mr. Williams as critic, poet, novelist, or theologian will have read his new book before this review is in print. The subject is peculiarly suited to his...

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The Music Goes Round. By Margery Maitland Davidson. (Duckworth. 8s. 6d.) MY impressions of this week's fiction need not detain us long, for the very good reason that Miss Wade's...

The Changing War

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The Battle of Flanders. By General Eon. (Hachette. 2S. od.) Tins unassuming little book sets out to analyse Lord Gort's despatches from Flanders ; but in the course of his...

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winner of Crossword No. Gatehouse of Fleet. EPTEMBER 17th 232 is F. R. HANNAY, Card011eSS,

, 6 THE SPECTATOR " CROSSWORD No. 234 [A Book Token

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fc, one guinea will• be awarded to the tenter of the first correct sclutton of this week's crossword to be opened after noon on Tuesday week, September 14th. Envelopes should be...

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Shorter Notices

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Seven Winters. By Elizabeth Bowen. (Longman. 3s. 6d.) THE flawlessness of this book defeats review. Writing of the seven first winters of her life, passed in a Dublin nursery...

MR. TANtiamurru is to be congratulated on his editorship of

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Poetry: London. He has made it a magazine for working poets and not for newspaper versifiers, and anyone interested in contemporary poetry should become a subscriber. As well as...


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By CUSTOS IF it is still true that pressure of money is forcing up prices in the security markets, it is equally true that the pressure is now being exerted unevenly....

M. JACQUES LORRAINE has written an able and, in the

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circumstances, an acute and well-balanced account of the diplomatic struggle for the soul—and the assets—of Vichy. He avoids the temptation to wit - eh other historians of this...