20 APRIL 1939, page 14

How Difficult It Is For Us To Understand This Heroic

strain in the German character ! We also have our heroes, yet we do not regard heroism as a destiny ; there is a vast difference between Westminster Abbey and Valhalla. Their......

Consider, For Instance, How Slight, How Fortuitous, A...

startle some memory-pigeon from a slumber of twenty-six years. I was arguing yesterday upon the fascinating theme of corporal punishment when suddenly I became aware that a......

People And Things

By HAROLD NICOLSON F ever I become demonstrably insane, the collapse of my faculties will be heralded by panic of a curious kind. It is not of losing my memory that I am......

The Italians, I Am Glad To Reflect, Are Not Addicted

to suicidal mania ; they possess, in fact, a highly developed instinct foi self-preservation. Signor Mussolini, moreover, is an ostentatious but realistic man. True it is that......

It Must Have Been In The Last Days Of March,

1913, since the news of the fall of Adrianople had just reached the Turkish capital. We sat there, looking out across the calm sea to Asia, rejoicing that peace now seemed......