THE ORIENT: Truce was a Truce

What the gentleman from Ulster said to the gentleman from Kerry—"Sure and you have said many things new and true, but the things which were new were not true and the things which were true were not new"—applies to the strangely confused words which have recently come from Tokyo. The core of the confusion was Japan's relations with Russia. Official statements and private guesses alike were a series of obfuscations, contradictions, flat denials, inconsistencies. Generals belied statesmen, statesmen seemed not to know what generals were doing.

But last week came reports which were shockingly new, inescapably...

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