INTERNATIONAL: Retreat or Rout?

No year in post-War Europe was more replete with hastily arranged conferences, mobilizations and general crises than 1938. The events which culminated in the historic four-power meeting in September at Munich and which resulted in the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia so fascinated journalists, diplomatic observers, even radio announcers that from their typewriters has come a steady stream of articles, essays and books on the subject. Most of these were sketchy, designed to cash in quickly on Munich's newsworthiness.

Early last autumn sober, learned Editor Hamilton Fish Armstrong of the quarterly Foreign Affairs started...

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