Subject: Resolved that a nation has a right to preparedness, a duty to defend itself against attack.
Debaters: Affirmative: "The Father of Czechoslovakia," President Thomas Garrigue Masaryk, has just triumphantly celebrated his 80th birthday at Prague.
Negative: The late, great Count Leo Tolstoy, novelist and seer.
To a rapt audience of Czechoslovak Legionnaires last week, towering snowy-haired President Masaryk told the story of the great debate, used it to point the moral of Czechoslovak preparedness:
"Years ago I debated this problem with Count Tolstoy," he began. "I maintained to Tolstoy that one must be...