GERMANY: Morality Reversed

The man's name is Heinrich Langkopf. His demeanor is upright and engaging though his eyes are haggard. He is 54 and has now been certified by Berlin police physicians as "entirely sane." Last week, he convinced a large section of German public opinion that there are circumstances in which a private citizen is justified in enforcing his claims upon the State by means of a bomb.

The public career of Heinrich Langkopf began in Berlin last week, when, with a stout tin box under his arm, he called at the office of Privy Councilor Hugo Bach. Arriving early, he was kept...

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