Foreign News: Darkness at Dawn

In 15 years of journalism, 100 days awaiting execution in a Franco prison, six years of watching prewar Leftism crumble under the shock of totalitarian war, Hungarian-born Author Arthur Koestler (Darkness at Noon) has learned to lift himself above the battle. Last week in the New York Times, he wrote that the great events of today are only events in an "interregnum," that an age is dying. Said Koestler:

"The next decades will be a time of distress and of gnashing of teeth. We shall live in the hollow of the historial wave . . . [but] the day is not far...

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