Foreign News: The Mystery of Jules Romains

The spectacle of the last world war fitted me with horror. I came out of it with one conviction: we must at all costs avoid any renewal of such atrocities. . . . This is the vow I made, a solemn vow: "I swear I shall always do everything in my power to prevent the outbreak of another war."

Until they read these words, most U. S. readers who had heard of Jules Romains at all thought of him as an author brooding in an ivory tower, from which periodically issued a new volume of...

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