Radio: Crisis Credit

When Adolf Hitler, at the Nürnberg Congress, last fortnight promised German aid for the Sudeten Germans, his broadcast speech signaled the Sudeten uprising. Touted as an instrument of international harmony, radio has a bad record as a peace maker. It was no bar to war in Spain, war in China. In every major crisis since the World War, radio has shouted provocative insults, challenges. All last week Berlin's official broadcasting voice screamed against "the Czech mass murderers," bombarded the rest of the world with atrocity stories, invented a radio language in which...

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