National Affairs: Sofa Soliloquies

One morning last week in the President's office the Governor-General of Canada, resplendent in a deep blue uniform bedizened with silver braid, stood before a gathering of Washington correspondents.

The lean, 61-year-old Scotsman, now Lord Tweedsmuir but until two years ago just plain John Buchan, writer of history, biography and light-hearted adventure tales," hastened to explain that a tinsel uniform was not his customary garb, then to say that he had asked to see the press in hope that some of the War correspondents whom he had known 20 years ago when he was...

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