FRANCE: Delcassé

A statesman, whose diplomacy saved his country from ultimate destruction, has been laid in his last resting place. M. Delcassé died of heart disease at Nice on Feb. 21 at the age of 71.

Some pay tribute to the late statesman as the originator of the Entente Cordiale, which he was not. The creation of an entente depends, first, on necessity—the ex-Kaiser and German Kultur supplied that; second, on the invitation of one power to another—King Edward VII took the lead there. But Edward the Peacemaker remained king of a "perfide Albion,"...

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