Foreign News: Eden v. Eton

The democratization of Britain took another spurt last week and the already wobbling prestige of The Old School Tie took another blow.

One such blow was delivered last year when the British Army ruled that officer-ships, instead of being restricted to graduates of Britain's public (private) and military schools, would thereafter be open also to the ranks. But the British Foreign Service continued to be recruited, as an English wag once put it, from young public-school and Oxford-Cambridge University men of private means possessed of "a knowledge of two or three foreign languages, some...

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