THE NEUTRAL FRONT: Winds of Fear

Late last August Europe went through its last great pre-war crisis—terminated by war in Poland and the west. Late last November Europe went through another less spectacular crisis—terminated by war in Finland. Last week Europe was in the midst of another crisis.

The seriousness of the latest crisis was not that it made further war certain—this might be but another false alarm—but that it threatened the safety of nearly every nonbelligerent nation in Europe.

The neutral peoples of Europe could in some cases guess how it threatened only from the frantic efforts of...

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