The Press: And Then There Were Two

The Chicago Tribune's Rhadamanthine publisher, Colonel Robert Rutherford McCormick, last week ruled that three great nations—Britain, 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...

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