GERMANY: Cabinet of Monocles

Brown-shirted Fascists massed and milled last week outside a squat, soldier-guarded mansion on Berlin's famed Wilhelmstrasse, shouted qualified approval of the occupant. They roared not "Hail Hindenburg!" but "Hail Hindenburg who ousted Brüning!" Plainly the only thing about Germany's Cabinet upset (TIME, June 6) which pleased the Hitlerites was that it meant the end, after 26 months, of what Germans have called the "Brüning System."

Under that system the Republic has been ruled for just over two years not primarily by the Reichstag but by Presidential decrees drafted and administered by Herr von Hindenburg's hand-picked protégé, Chancellor Heinrich...

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