The Chicago Tribune's Rhadamanthine publisher, Colonel Robert Rutherford McCormick, last week ruled that three great nationsBritain, France and China were no longer great. Said the Tribune, in a characteristic editorial:
¶ "The crippled, mendicant British empire is no longer a world power of the first rank. . . .
¶ "The French have been so busy trying to be one, rattling the saber and making pretentious claims . . . that they haven't even been able to . . . keep their people from going cold and hungry this win ter. . . .
¶ "The Chinese are more an amorphous mass...