Foreign News: Toothache

Dr. Lothrop Stoddard, Brookline, Mass. political lecturer and author, whose racial theories (he used to frighten the U. S. with the yellow peril) make him persona grata to Nazis, went recently to Germany as correspondent for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Last week glib Dr. Stoddard got an interview with Minister for Propaganda and Public Enlightenment Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels. Addressing the little doctor as a "master psychologist," Interviewer Stoddard asked how come the Germany of 1940, unlike that of 1914, has no hurrah spirit for the war.

"Listen," replied Dr. Goebbels, "if I wanted to get the German people emotionally steamed...

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