The Press: People's Augurs

Strangest aspect of the world since it came under the spell of Adolf Hitler is its uncertainty: the whimsical nature of events as they unravel from the Führer's haunted mind. Even heads of governments nowconsult the writings of journalists like Pertinax, Augur, Tabouis, who are reputed to have secret sources of knowledge about things to come. But common men look for guidance where they have always found it: in the stars.

Astrology had a boom, in British newspapers last week as fearful readers pored over their paper prophets, hoping to foresee how the war would go. Most of them had heard...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!