THE BALKANS: Grab Crazy

The national frenzy to grab neighbors' territory was started by Adolf Hitler's Sudeten grab. The rest of Central Europe thereupon went grab crazy, Hungary getting 4,800 sq. mi. of Czechoslovakia, Poland getting 400. Like the 1937 U. S. sit-down fad, the grab craze has now infected people who have less & less excuse to be infected by it.

In Hungary last week the Cabinet fell (and rose again four days later) as a result of demonstrations in Budapest by grab crazy mobs who did not think that Hungary's 4,800-square-mile grab was enough. In...

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