DENMARK: From the Cradle to the Grave

Passing through Scandinavia, as he has many times for 40 years. Veteran Foreign Correspondent Negley (The Way of a Transgressor) Farson made his customary mental notes about those happy lands. The landscape: "refreshingly beautiful." The cities: "no slums." Social legislation: "far ahead." Chief characteristic: "about the last place in Europe where sanity still survived." But on one point Farson found himself baffled. "Why," he wrote to Denmark's biggest newspaper. Berlingske Tidende, "in countries noted for their social services and the almost universal kindness of one man to another, in lands where legislation seemed to have abolished most of the misfortunes...

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