Foreign News: Scum!

Often called "the foremost Chinese thinker of today" is Hu Shih, for nine years Professor of Philosophy at Peking University, and later Dean of the English Department, the first Chinese to write poetry in the spoken vernacular, vigorous editor for many a moon of the slightly radical Chinese weekly Endeavor, and frequently mentioned as likely to accept this portfolio or that in the Chinese Nationalist Government.

From the forthright pen of Professor Hu leaped, last week, a scorching, staggering indictment of China 1929:

"We must know ourselves! We must confess that we are terribly...

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