BOOKS ABROAD: Empire minus Republic

A great and still flourishing statesman who dreamed a republic which came true has just set down his dream and much of his autobiography. Simultaneously has appeared a brilliant biography of the late Emperor Franz Josef out of whose realm the republic was dreamed. Both books have much merit:

Masaryk's Dream. Post-War history has already chosen as its darling "The Lonely Slovak in Prague."* With Wilson dead, Clemenceau withered and Lloyd George second-fiddling, it has become evident how great is Professor Thomas Garrigue Masaryk, first and still the only president of the...