27 NOVEMBER 1942

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W ITH the war going favourably in every theatre, and the flowing tide turning into a torrent in Russia, where Stalin- grad has been definitely relieved with a loss to the...

Boston Common Sense

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It is a great misfortune, but one for which in present conditions there is no remedy, that owing to space-limitations in the daily papers some of the most important speeches...

A Freed French Empire

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Already when Laval was delivering his mendacious and futile broadcast last Friday the way was being prepared for removing new tracts of the French Colonial Empire from the...

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America and Post-War Relief

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A task which calls for colossal preparations without delay has been allotted by President Roosevelt to Mr. Herbert Lehman, the retiring Governor of New York State. It is that of...

Sex Equality in War Compensation

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The battle for equal compensation for men and women sustaining war injuries was half-won in the House of Commons on Wednesday, when the Government's concession of a Select...

War Contracts Frauds

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'Heavy, but .merited; sentences were passed at Liverpool Assizes on Roland Clare, Mills and others concerned in the colossal frauds in connexion with war contracts entered into...

Religion in the Schools

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The Church Assembly last week gave only a limited and half- hearted approval to the National Society's proposals for the reform of elementary education—in particular the...

The 'Government Changes

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The country has been mystified by the shuffling of the personnel of the Government and above all by the retirement of Sir Stafford Cripps from the War Cabinet and his...

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G ENERAL expectation regarding Sir William Beveridge's report on the Social Services is about to be satisfied. It is not surprising that the report should have been awaited with...

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I T is a pity that General de G'au ll e's broadcast should have had to be cancelled last Sunday, and a greater pity that publicity should have been given to the fact in the...

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By STRATEGICUS If the flank of the Caucasian armies was ill-protected, the same must apply to the force committed to redeeming Hitler's word at Stalingrad, since the northern...

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On 7une 28th, 1919, the day the Treaty of Versailles was signed, General Smuts circulated a statement explaining why, and with what reluctance, he had consented to sign the...

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By JULIAN HUXLEY The idea from which the County Badge Scheme sprang was of German inception. However, not only was it pre-Hitler in its origin, but anti-Hitler when the clash...

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By RICHARD HOL,LANDER W HAT is this Thanksgiving Day which Americans at home and abroad, civilians and troops, have been observing this week? What is this tradition which all...

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KNOCK again when the wind is wet, When my door flies free on its hinge. Knock again when the walls are bare And my hearth is choked with dead coal. Knock when the stairs creak,...


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By LEON KIRIL W HEN I am asked what the Russian winter is really like, I answer that it is not so bad if you know how to deal with it. If I had to spend a Russian winter in the...

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By HAROLD NICOLSON W ITH the death of Jaques-Emile Blanche and the defection of Andre Maurois we have lost the two men who were best able to interpret England to France. It may...

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"The Pride of the Yankees." At the Gaumont. March of Time." At the Empire.-- ,, Panama Hattie." At the Regal. IF we must be sentimental in our war-time films, let us by all...

THE THEATRE THE new musical comedy at the Hippodrome has

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the advantage of music and lyrics by Cole Porter, who at the moment seems to be without a serious rival in this field. The book is also by one of the authors of the other Cole...


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AT the moon's noon, High in the icelight lost, It threads . . . Grumbles remotely To a prowling mate. Now hear it pass From unknown to unknown, At last A nasal humdrum • On...

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Sig,—Mr. Wilcock, in his long letter, has drawn more deductions

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from my short one than I could have thought possible. Perhaps I sacrificed clearness to brevity in my endeavour_ not to take up too much of your valuable space. The...


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SIR,—AS the Editor of the series of textbooks which includes Mr. Horrabin's Political Geography, perhaps you will allow me a word in the interesting controversy that has...


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Sts,—As the unofficial Unionist member for a Northern Ire/and Unionist constituency, may I, as one who is uninfluenced by the official Unionist Party Whip, be permitted to offer...


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR S1R,—I have read your leading article "A World to Rebuild" with deep interest. It is not possible, of course, to anticipate the decisions of H.M....

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SIR,—In the article which appeared in The Spectator of November 20th, entitled " I.U. and Sulgrave," there are the names of many people whom I have never seen, and of whom I...


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SIR,—Mr. P. A. Shaw calls for an agreed syllabus of Christian doctrine and teaching in both provided and non-provided schools. He speaks of the possibility of an early...


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SIR,—The Spectator can always be trusted to give humanitarian causes the help of its columns. Mr. Ackerley's letter on the journalistic silence about recent homo-sexual...

SIR,—The Rev. E. E. A. Heriz-Smith's interesting article and the

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in- formation he has been kind enough to give has been read by us with much interest. Our opinion that the questions being asked today con- cerning religious beliefs are more...

Ackerley's letter in your issue of November zoth raises a

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matter about which there is far too much muddled thinking and "burying the head in the sand." Homo-sexuality has received considerable attention in scientific and sociological...

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SIR, —In an article entitled "The Grand Design" which appeared in The Spectator of November 13th, your contributor remarks in passing that, after the recent events in North...


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was interested to hear Lord Hankey in a broadcast address on the evening of November 2nd describe the new and excellent plan for providing Engineering Cadetships for boys...


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THE less said at the moment about either the beauty or accessibility of the English coast the better but even today there is evidence that both its use and abuse are liitely to...

Sut,—Does not " Janus " do the University of Sulgrave

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an injustice? An attack was made some years ago in the Liverpool Post on the equally famous Lincoln-Jefferson University, but a correspondent, Mr. A. L. Cheall, intervened and...

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Barrie's Letters Letters of J. M. Barrie. Edited by Viola Meynell. (Peter Davies. 15s.) MISS VIOLA MEYNELL has edited some of Banie's letters with great skill and discretion....

The Truth About Malay

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Malayan Postscript. By Ian Morrison. (Faber. 8s. 6d.) OVERWHELMED by a spate of war books, posterity is likely to dismiss Malaya's death-throes with some brief epitaph like...

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Gesta Dei per Anglos

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MR. BRYANT'S book is the first of two volumes on the history and achievements of the English people during the revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. This first volume brings the...

Books for Children

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Zozo. By . H. A. Rey. ( Chatto and Windus. 5s.) Legends of the Christ Child. By F. M. Fox. (Sheed and Ward. 5s.; The Golden Hen. By Diana Ross. (Faber. 5s.) Great Adventures in...

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Was There Love Once ? By E r nest Raymond. (Cassell. los. 6d.) Housebound. By Winifred Peck. (Faber and Faber. 8s. 6d.) Darkness Falls from the Air. By Nigel Balchin. (Collins....

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[A Book Token lot one guinea will be awarded to the sender of the first correct solution of this week's crossword to be opened after noon on Tuesday week. Envelopes should be...


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SOLUTION ON DECEMBER 11th The winner of Crossword No. 192 is Miss WINIFRED Park Terrace, Tullibody, Alloa. L. FIDLER, 172

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IT is god to find the Chancellor of the Exchequer setting his face against quack remedies for the so-called speculative boom in the stock markets. Sir Kingsley Wood must be as...

Shorter Notice

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North Africa. By Alan H. Brodriek. (Oxford University Press. 3s. 6d.) WHATEVER this little book lacks, it is not topicality ; nothing could more aptly synchronise with the...