Foreign News: Britain-on-the-Danube

Smack! When irresistible force meets immovable body there can be only one result, a cosmic explosion. Last week as just such an explosion seemed about to take place in European affairs—as German demands rushed headlong against Czechoslovak determination—stolid Britain suddenly slipped into the swiftly narrowing gap a dignified cushion: Viscount Runciman.

The crash was scheduled to occur when the terms were published of a Minority Statute representing the maximum concessions which Czechoslovakia was willing to make to her Sudeten Germans. The terms did not greatly matter* but instantly the Sudetens and their brothers in Germany who have long practiced baiting Czechoslovakia (see...

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