Gallant lost causes leave sad aftermaths, and one of the saddest is the plight of the broken leaders. London last week was the temporary refuge of a Robert E. Lee and a Jefferson Davis of the late Republic of Czechoslovakia. They are Eduard Benes and Jan Masaryk, two men who devoted 20 years of their lives to a cause which no longer exists. Like Lee and Davis, they did not know what to do next.

The University of Chicago has provided a professorship for Eduard Benes—as Washington College at Lexington, Va. provided one for...

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