National Affairs: I'm Alone

When the Canadian schooner I'm Alone, freighted with 2,800 cases of liquor to be smuggled into the U. S., went down 200 miles off the Louisiana shore under U. S. Coast Guard gunfire last fortnight, inter- national law experts were ready to stand up and cheer with delight (TIME, April 1). Here was a case to argue endlessly. It bristled with fine points, with nice distinctions. Many an analogy was drawn between rum-running in 1929 and African slave-running in 1808.*

But the practical U. S. Government did not share...

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