Foreign News: Peasant After Peasant

Graft-ridden and Crown-trodden, the people of Rumania lost last week their great champion against the small, oligarchic moneyed class; Professor Iuliu Maniu, the first peasant-born Prime Minister which Rumania ever had.

Two years ago last March this bright-eyed, keenly dynamic little man snatched fame by the same means as Medieval Hamelin's mythical Pied Piper. Instead of rats he led peasants, hundreds, then thousands, then tens of thousands from all over the countryside on a weird, terrifying, peaceful march to Bucharest (TIME, Mar. 26, 1928). Squatting and...

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