GERMANY: New Constitution & Enigma

A scrupulous respecter of his Constitution is President Roosevelt compared to Realmleader Hitler. Abruptly one day last week an Undersecretary of the German Ministry of Interior, one Wilhelm Stuckart, informed Germans officially on behalf of the Government that as of that day they had a new Constitution.

The old Constitution adopted at Weimar in 1919, when the German Republic was founded, has never been repealed. Yet Dr. Stuckart's announcement emphatically meant just what it said: Germany has a new Constitution. It has a new Constitution because Nazis say so, and the looseness...

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