POLAND: Elitarism

Last week the "Walrus of Warsaw,' shrewd and sturdy old Marshal Josef Pilsudski, became the first of Europe's crop of post-War dictators to confer full and sweeping powers on his puppet.

For a decade and more beloved Marshal Pilsudski has refused to be President, skulking happily in his War Ministry, refusing to confer with politicians, making occasional picturesque and unprintable speeches to the delighted rabble, ruling Poland as he pleases with the excuse, "Parliament is unfit to rule. Parliament is a prostitute!"

Pilsudski's puppet President throughout has been that great Polish scientist,...

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