National Affairs: Kindly Light

The news in the St. Louis speech was the suggestion that the United States, before joining the World Court, should insist on a new method of electing the judges. In as much as the method of electing judges has always been the most difficult matter to arrange in past efforts to create a World Court, many politicians and political commentators assert that the President, by raising the question, is preparing a graceful retreat from the World Court issue. But five times in his speech the President stated that he was not retreating.

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