International: To the Rescue

If it had happened to a British diplomat in the 19th Century, a wrathful government would have sent a couple of His Majesty's gunboats to teach the offenders a lesson. But it happened to a U.S. diplomat in the 20th Century, and the U.S., so far, has managed to do next to nothing.

A year ago the Chinese Communists put veteran Diplomat Angus Ward, U.S. consul general in Mukden, under virtual house arrest. Later they refused to let him close the consulate to go home, denounced him as a spy. A month ago they clapped him into jail, alleged that he had...

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