Last week the correspondents who have been raptly following the great reversals of a staggering month brought a new, sardonic note into their stories. They had something concrete to write about. There were the German-Russian division of Poland (see p. 29), Russia's quick Baltic grab that snipped off Estonia and threatened Latvia (see p. 28), the second German-Russian "friendship" and economic pact. But, as the geese flew south over the ruins of Warsaw, and ice formed on the remote Finnish lakes, a wintry blast of cold scorn crossed the Atlantic with their...

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