Foreign News: Expulsion of Eden

Many a European thought this week that Adolf Hitler had forced Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden out of the British Cabinet by a brutally successful maneuver (see p. 19) only to be compared with Kaiser Wilhelm's historic humiliation of the French in 1905 when he forced them to drop Delcasse from their Cabinet.

Ever since he became Prime Minister, businesslike Neville Chamberlain has shown he meant to clean up what he considers the mess his predecessor Stanley-Baldwin made of British foreign policy. It was Stanley Baldwin's idea in 1935 to equip Great Britain in effect with two foreign secretaries: 1) a popular young...