Foreign News: The Northmen

Herr Oswald Sprengler, the German historian whose book, Downfall of the Occident, was one of the sensations of the past few years, accuses France of carrying on Napoleon's ambitions: "When Napoleon founded the Grand Duchy of Berg in the Ruhr Basin and the Kingdom of Westphalia he observed to his brother-in-law that the Ruhr was the strategic road to the North Sea. This thought of Napoleon's . . . is gradually taking shape in Premier Poincaré's policy . . . it is only a short distance from the Ruhr to the North Sea. ....

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