Foreign News: Courageous Retreat

Many Britons who had thought that newly installed Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was barren of humor changed their minds last week. Before the wildly cheering House of Commons in his first speech as the nation's leader, "The Unknown" Chamberlain not for the first time revealed a flair for the sardonic.* Of retired Stanley Baldwin he said: "His love of truth wavered only occasionally, when, with a deceit which soon ceased to deceive anybody he was wont to describe himself as a plain, ordinary man. . . . Many comparisons have been made...