Foreign News: Saxon Reaction

Convening last week the Saxon Diet (State Legislature) reacted sharply to Fascist Adolf Hitler's success in winning millions of votes by "impossible promises" to secure reduction of Germany's Reparation debt to nil, etc. (TIME, Sept. 22).

If impossible promises are good politics, why not impossible demands? With shrewd vote-getting intent the Saxon Diet voted 82 to 12 a demand that the German Government "immediately initiate negotiations for revision of the Young Plan" (i. e., for reduction of German Reparations payments). Similarly if the New York State Legislature thought that their constituents wanted the moon, they might vote that President Herbert Hoover must...

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