POWER POLITICS: Smoke and Fire

When Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain publicly abandoned his policy of appeasing the dictators last March many political opponents doubted that the spattered British lion could so quickly change his spots. Last week they thought they had a few facts to confirm these doubts.

Circulating in world capitals for days were vague reports that the British Government was again negotiating with Adolf Hitler over the impending crisis in the Free City of Danzig. One account told of a "positive peace plan" in which the Germans would be offered an international loan of $5,000,000,000...

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