INDIA: Disappointment at New Delhi

Sir Victor Alexander John Hope, Marquess of Linlithgow, Earl of Hopetoun, Viscount Aithrie and Baron Hope sprained his ankle last week. The accident obliged him to cancel all engagements "involving standing or walking." But he was still able to talk, and for many weeks he had promised a most important announcement in his official capacity—Viceroy of India. Last week the lame Lord Linlithgow made his statement. It turned out to be lame, too.

Indian nationalists have a well-taken point: Why should we support Britain in its fight for freedom and democracy when we have neither here? For years Britain has put...

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