Columnist Dorothy Thompson, the greying seeress of the New York Herald Tribune, long ago clinched her title as No. 1 U. S. Breast Beater. One of the things over which Miss Thompson beats her breast is U. S. Isolation. Sometimes, impatient with U. S. Isolation, she has personally intervened abroad. Last week, after visiting the Maginot Line, she was soothsaying from a war-tremulous Paris.

Even in these shocking days, her words were a shock to the arch-Republican readers of the arch-Republican Herald Tribune. Miss Thompson asked herself: "What is the very wisest thing we could...

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