INTERNATIONAL: Bargain, Blunder, Entente?

A plump white-bound pamphlet, called a "White Paper," and a plumper blue-bound pamphlet, called a "Blue Book," were issued last week, respectively by the British Government and the French. Momentous, the pamphlets total 114 pages. They release officially, for the first time, that notorious series of secret Anglo-French communications feverishly rumored to constitute an "agreement," a "pact" or even an "entente" between France and Britain, contrary to the interests of the U. S. and Italy (TIME, Aug. 13 et seq.).

Ostensibly the subject of the...