Foreign News: Classic Comets

Exactly like comets are Chinese War Lords, here in a halo of gore and glory one day, gone next week into uttermost limbo, then back again after several years with brilliance undimmed, braggadocio redoubled. Last week from the limbo of a remote Buddhist monastery in Tibet there returned to the everlasting Chinese fray Comet Wu Pei-fu, the "Scholar War Lord."

In his day Comet Wu has of course captured Peking (TIME, May 3, 1926)— indeed one is hardly a real "War Lord" in China until one has captured Peking, preferably several times. Absolutely...

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