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T HE success of the insurgent forces at Irun has tilted the general balance in Spain against the Government. The defence of the town has been stubborn, but the rebels, who are...

The Powers and Spain

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Meanwhile the agreement between the chief European States to refrain from intervention in the civil war exists on paper, but the necessary steps to make it effective have not...

Another Pilot Dropped

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The sudden expulsion from the Rumanian Cabinet of the one outstanding political figure in the country, and the only Rumanian with a European reputation, M. Titulescu, is to be...

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The Nazis at Nuremberg The annual congress at Nuremberg of

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the National Socialist German Workers' Party,. which Herr Hitler will open next week, is one of the most significant events of the European year. More than any other political...

The Palestine Crisis In spite of rumours of the acceptance

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by the Higher Arab Committee of the offer of mediation by Nun Pasha, the Foreign Minister of Iraq, there is little if any improve- ment to report in the situation in Palestine....

Diplomacy by Generals The numerous proofs which have appeared lately

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of increased tension in Eastern Europe have had their effect in turning Poland's ambiguous policy once more towards France. Germany's promise of ten years' peace is not enough...

Norway and M. Trotsky The Government of Norway is to

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be congratulated on its solution of the difficulties provoked by the presence of -M. Trotsky in that country. M. Trotsky is a guest in Norway, having promised that he would not...

Italy as Borrower The Italian issue of foreign bonds is

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not likely to have an enthusiastic reception. The reasons for the issue are dear. Italy has heavy obligations to meet, in Abyssinia and in Europe ; but she has already mobilised...

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The Whaling Dispute The breakdown of the complicated negotiations between

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this country and Norway over whaling in the Antarctic is extremely unfortunate. The sequence of events is clear. Agreement could not be reached over the figures to which the...

The Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama, the civil and - religious head

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of Tibet, died in December, 1933 ; the Tashi Lama, secondary to him in influence, has since 1925 been in exile in China, and his return is preverited by fears iri Tibet of a...

State Rights in Australia

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The question of State rights and Federal authority always seems capable of arousing the most intense passions ; last week it caused considerable disturbance at the Premiers'...

India and the League No great importance need be attached

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to the report that a motion demanding India's resignation from the League of Nations is likely to be proposed and carried in the Legislative Assembly in the course of the...

The Bedwas Dispute As a result of the refusal of

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Sir Samuel Instone and his fellow-directors of the Bedwas Colliery in South Wales to allow the employees of the colliery to indicate by secret ballot whether they prefer to join...

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but it appears from comments in the Press, and especially the German Press, that he wished to make the first tentative approaches towards recon- sidering Franco-German relations...

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T HE newspapers of this country can be, and are, criticised and assessed from many standpoints —that of their owners, that of their readers, and that of the firms or individuals...

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M R. BALDWIN has gone from Wales to Blickling Hall in Norfolk to stay with Lord Lothian (resisting successfully the temptation to drop in on the way at the special Cabinet...

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By V. S. PRITCHETT S PAIN has been called the country of the unforeseen, where the imponderables in a clash of movements have an importance which they reach in no other...

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By CAPTAIN MARIUS BROPHIL I HAVE just returned to England from Western 1 Abyssinia, which is still unoccupied by the Italians, - whither I went with Count Carl von Rosen of...

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By DR. REINHOLD NIEBUHR* A N American estimate of the English Church is natur- ally coloured by the predominantly nonconformist character of American Christianity. It is thus a...

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By AN INDUSTRIAL CORRESPONDENT T HE Trades Union Congress has joined in the " drift to the south." For the fourth year in succession it hugs the pleasant south coast where...

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By MORAY McLAREN A PERFORMANCE upon the public stage may be many things by accident, comic, pathetic, absurd and even tragic ; but I had not thought that one could be...

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By R. K. NARAYAN .S ANKAR was candidate 3,131 in the Lower Secondary Examination and he clearly saw this number on a typed sheet, announcing the results, pasted on the...

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By E. L. WOODWARD I . . N those quiet. Shropshire places, Homer and Wigwig — (no: not as as your literary habits will have led you to expect, ('hingunford and Clun ; at least...

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Commonwealth and Foreign [To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Certain tendencies which contributed to the results of the recent Provincial election in Quebec, though they by...

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The Cinema

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"The Man Who Could Work Miracles." At the Leicester Square Theatre A DARR handsome colossus broods obscurely through a starry sky, broods, • rather like Mr. Wells himself,...

Leuna unter Fliegerbomben [Von einem deutschen Korrespondenten] " BEI -Leuna

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sind vide gefallcn." So begann ein Volkslied, das die mitteldeutschen Arbeiter in den ersten Jahren der deutschen Republik gesungen haben. Das Leunawerk, zwischen Halle und...

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Southport Flowers The last of the great flower-shows of the year was held at Southport last week, and excelled in scope and perhaps in splendour any of its predecessors....

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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] have read with surprise your article under this title in last week's Spectator. You contrast Trotsky as a "Marxist " with Stalin as a "...


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR [Correspondents are requested to keep their letters as brief as is reasonably possible. The most suitable length is that of one of our " News of the Week"...

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[To the Editor of Tux SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Your correspondent, Lt..-Cirt P. R. 13utler, while expres . - sing disbelief, in " Colonel. Blimp," reveals in his long letter • upon the...

[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Sin,—Some of the reports

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on the events in the Spanish Civil War, made in The Spectator of the 14th instant, constitute a misstatement of facts made with the evident aim of mis- leading the English...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Your article on the Defence of Democracy seems to me to show considerably less than yonr usual fairness to those of us who believe that...

[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—You quote inter arena

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leges silent in palliation of the Spanish Government's failure to control its followers or to prevent atrocities. But the lack of control and the murder of political opponents,...

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[To the Editor of TILE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—The statement in the

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" News of the Week " section of last week's issue of The Spectator, that the Ministry of Transport's annual report on fatal road accidents for 1935 states that 80 per cent. of...


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[To the Editor of Tau SPECTATOR.] SIR,—From the note on road accidents in your _ last issue (p. 831) it appears that an analysis contained in an official report leads to the...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] - SIR,—Your correspondent, Mr. Ian C. Currey, deduces from my' contribution to yoirr columns that - - I regard " a direct national interest "...

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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—I read with interest Mr. Watson's letter in your issue of August 14th on this subject. He appears to treat the profits of the trade in a...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Some extracts from a letter I have just received from a kinsman at present staying in a large German city appear to me to be of more than...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Sta,—In common fairness you must permit me to reply to a letter in last week's Spectator, typical of Mr. P. F. Bunyard. For fifteen years now...

[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Very few of your

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readers will be deceived by Mr. Bunyard's futile efforts to twist my statements in his endeavour to prove the strange theories which no one but himself believes. In statirig...

[To the Editor of TrrE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Your correspondent, Mr. Sydney

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E. Watson, laments the high profits made by the brewers and, in effect, ascribes to these profits the lack of potency in modern beer. Let me assure him that he is on the wrong...

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[To the Editor of TnE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Mr. T. C. Owtram in the letter which you published last week has, I think, misunderstood the argument in my review of Mr. Bonavia's...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Sia,—The lines are by. Crashaw : " Sorane levis, quamquam certissima mortis imago, Consortem cupio to tamen ease tori. Alma quies, optata veni...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Sia i —As a reader of The - Spectator, because I regard it as one of the more solid or reliable purveyors of news, I must protest against the...

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War and Pacifism BOOKS OF THE DAY

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By JOHN SPARROW " WHAT would I fight for ? " is a question which a number of Englishmen, for obvious reasons, are asking themselves just now : several persons recently...

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The Future of the Jews

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FOR reasons which are obvious, this is a timely question to ask. The few hundred Jews assembled at the moment at Geneva as delegates to the first Jewish World Congress—a queer...

Chaos in America

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Two New York lawyers, well known for many years on both sides of the Atlantic as experts in literary matters, decided to publicise in popular form some of the countless strange...

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The Generals Remain

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The Nation at War. By General Ludendorff. (Hutchinson- fts. 6d.) GENERAL LUDENDORFF is one of those disastrous soldiers who take an interest in politics. Germany has suffered...

A Frenchman Not Long in Japan

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PERIIAPS no country has suffered more than Japan from the literary attentions of superficial tourists. They were particu- larly active about the end of the last century and the...

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Love and the Middle Ages

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TIIE title is not a description of the book but of the excellent mediaeval works which it expounds and places in their long historical background ; curious how one's heart sinks...

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Muses and Sirens

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Gluck. By Alfred Einstein. (J. M. Dent. 4s. 6d.) Dn. ALFRED EINSTEIN is well known to all students of music, and anything from his pen is certain of a large, international...

An Uncompromising Creed

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Credo : A Presentation of the Chief Problems of Dogmatics with Reference to the Apostles' Creed. By Karl Barth. Translated by J. Strathearn MeNab. (Hodder and Stoughton. 8s....

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. Fiction

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By PETER BURRA • Far Forest. By Francis Brett Young. (Heinemann. Ss. 60.) A Prayer for My Son. By Hugh Walpole. (Macmillan. 7s. Gd.) Recoil. By J. L. Hardy. (Collins. 7s. 6d.)...

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By liumfrey Jordan Mauretania (Hodder and Stoughton, 10s. 6d.) is the definitive biography of the most popular ship which has ever crossed the Atlantic. Mr. Jordan tells her...

The September Magazines es

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THE Round Table gives first place to an article on " The Commonwealth and the League." It holds that Great Britain and the Dominions " cannot in a partial League fulfil the...

SPRING UP, 0 WELL Current Literature

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By Dorothy Ruth Kahn Spring Up, 0 Well (Cape, 10s. 6d.) is an impressionistic sketch of life in the new Jewish settlements in Palestine. The author is a journalist who has...


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By Sergei Kournakoff Lieutenant Kournakoff has the blood of Tatars and Cos- sacks in his veins, and inherited an unbroken family tradition of soldiering. In the first part of...

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- Controlling 5 g the Investor, Finance I REFERRED last 'week to—the extent to which - the - main cause of the rise in Government and kindred securities was connected with...

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Investment Notes

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HOTEL SHARES. r a few exceptions, I scarcely think that the ordinary shares of Hotel Companies can properly be included in an investment list, and my only reason for referring...

Financial Notes

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• MARKETS STILL CHEERFUL. ALTHOUGH the holiday season may be restricting activity in the stock markets in some directions, the general.. tone keeps very firm, with interest...

A Hundred Years Ago

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" THE SPECTATOR," SEPTENEER. 3RD, 18364 - - The news from Spain this morning- is important. The Queen Regent issued two decrees on August 22nd. The first convokes the Cortes for...

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of Crossword No. 205 is Miss Salmon, 49 Marl- boro' Road, Donnybrook, Dublin.

"The Spectator" Crossword No. zo6

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BY ZENO [A prize of one guinea will be given to the sender of the first correct solution of this week's crossword puzzle to be opened. Envelopes should be marked " Crossword...