National Affairs: War Without End

Imagine a drove of king lions, all supreme in their native wild, all meeting on terms of equality. Imagine, then, a congress of Chiefs of Police.

Such a congress did in fact assemble in Manhattan, last week-some 400 Chiefs from cities of the U.S. and an odd 100 from nearly every country on the globe's crust.

And, truth being stranger than fiction, they behaved themselves in most pacific manner, resembled a gathering of learned pedants.

The opening oration was delivered by the New York City Chief, Richard E. Enright:

"Throughout the ages, nation and nation,...

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