INTERNATIONAL: The Course of Empire

Last week the balance of power and responsibility within the British Commonwealth of Nations shifted. The Dominions loomed a little larger, London a little smaller. It was a slight shift; the bulk of the power to make war decisions and nearly all the responsibility remained in London; but any change at all foretold greater ones to come.

Jack Unjaded. In Australia, before John Curtin became Prime Minister last year, his people used to call him "Jaded Jack." Behind his gold spectacles and his mild, professorial mug he was meek enough. His best friends said that for all his wondrous vocabulary, his...

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