Foreign News: Gruff Old Groener

Candor is not the best policy. Indeed the whole of last week was spent by Germany's gruff Minister of Defense, honest General Wilhelm Groener, in bitterly regretting that not long ago he told 24 highly placed Germans exactly what he knows about "The Next War," in writing, and of course in confidence.

There was a leak. Last week the whole Groener memorandum was sensationally printed in London's famed Review of Reviews. Soon beetling-browed English Editor Henry Wickham Steed was described by Berlin news organs as "the most dangerous anti-German propagandist now alive." Standing...

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