AFGHANISTAN: Back to Barbarism!

Bitterly did King Amanullah of Afghanistan regret, last week, that he had ever sought to sow "reforms" among his people (TIME, Sept. 10), for it began to seem that he had reaped a revolution quite capable of toppling down his throne.

Spurred by reform-hating, fanatically religious Mullahs, the rebels again surrounded Kabul on three sides, last week, after having been repulsed last fortnight to a distance of 40 miles (TIME, Jan. 7).

Though drastic censorship precluded exact knowledge of what was taking place, a symposium of rumors confirmed reports that His Majesty had proclaimed the termination of all "reforms"—such...

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