Foreign News: Sawed-Off Sudetens?

For decades the London Times, famed "Thunderer," was understood to speak for His Majesty's Government in times of crisis when they preferred not to speak for themselves. Europe was therefore gravely alarmed last week when the Times suggested in a bland editorial that perhaps the Sudeten German territory of Czechoslovakia had best simply be permitted to secede and merge with Germany.

"This is one of the most damaging indiscretions in the records of responsible journalism!" promptly blazed London's Liberal News Chronicle. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's stanch supporter, the Conservative Daily Telegraph & Morning Post, declared: "No more sinister blow could have been...

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