OPINION: If a Channel Fog . . .

England's famed critic-novelist Rebecca West, whose historical tone poem of the Balkans, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, has been called "a passionate analysis of the great crisis of contemporary man," has a sharp tongue in a fearsomely feminine head. Last week, in The Atlantic Monthly, she turned her critical attention to Elder Statesman Herbert Hoover's The Problems of Lasting Peace, written in collaboration with Elder Diplomat Hugh Gibson (TIME, July 6). Never noted as a motherly sort, Critic West sailed in with claws open, left Messrs. Hoover and Gibson considerably tattered. Critic...

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