INTERNATIONAL: Dictators' Wives

The role of reigning queens though splendorous is indefinite. Their duty to the State may be irreproachably discharged by mere male bearing.* Even more nebulous is the aggregate contribution to statecraft of the wives of Premiers, Ministers and Opposition leaders. They are too numerous to be counted, and too much at cross purposes to be broadly significant. But today a new class of august women loom as worthy of inspection. They are the Consorts of the world's six major Dictators. Theirs is the simplified problem and the dazzling opportunity of swaying a...