THE LEAGUE: Minus a Member

In September 1934 the U. S. S. R., long considered an outcast by other powers, was voted into membership of the League of Nations, and its delegate and Foreign Commissar, Maxim Litvinoff, was duly seated. At that time, and later, the Geneva platform was used as an international sounding board for Comrade Litvinoff's clean-cut, often stirring theses—against aggression, for the rights of small nations, on the immorality of war.

Foreign Commissar Litvinoff's most eloquent, emphatic statement on international morals was made in his maiden speech: We are faced now with the task...

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