British Commonwealth of Nations: Noxious Pest

COMMONWEALTH (British Commonwealth of Nations)

The Right Honorable William Maxwell Aitken, well known as Lord Beaverbrook, notorious as "the Hearst of England," blatant chief proprietor of the London Daily Express, etc., enlivened the pages of that raucous news organ last week with an attack on Britain's resumption of the gold standard (TIME, May 11 and 18, 1925) :

"The gold standard reminds me of a noxious little pest called the jigger which infests the coffee-growing areas of the West Indies. It enters the human body through any abrasion in the foot. It circulates...

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