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Around the World in March
President Alessandri's Speech at a Paris Banquet, Preceded by an Explanation
of His Political Vicissitudes, by a Chilean Professor What I Learned in Germany
dotes for Good Measure Nordic or Not?
Hilaire Belloc and a Leading Medical Journalist, Writing Anonymously, Dis
cuss a Moot Question from Varying Angles From the Sahara to the Sea. III
HENRI DE KERILLIS
Personal Memories of the Poet Laureate by a Survivor of His Larger Family
. D. H. LAWRENCE
THE VERY REVEREND W. R. INGE
for Its Lazy Minds and Bodies A Bedouin Raid
Warming Over Strindberg — World Trade in the Bronze Age - The
Opera - Dickens and the Gnats
From now on this page is going to be re- thing in the end. This vigorous republic is spectable. No more puns, no more cheap inhabited by Latins and exploited by flippancy, no more competition with the Nordics
Nordics — though the Latins are beginning witty gentleman from Scribner's on the to wake up. They started to express their back cover. Here we are in the magazine, disgust in the conventional South Ameriand here we mean to stay, even if we have can way and held a successful Revolution. to be refined to achieve our purpose. Soon after, President Alessandri was off on
a speaking-tour in Europe. Glancing through this issue - and it's a good one, if we do say so - the alert Ludovic Naudeau is another anxious reader will find his attention attracted by Latin. He was led around behind the scenes such words as 'Nordic,''Race,' and 'Spoon- in Germany, and has a startling tale to tell. Fed Age.' The plump Mr. Belloc does not By establishing the Rentenmark the hungry care for Nordics, with their blond, long, haggard Teuton of 1923 is transformed empty heads. Dean Inge, the Jeremiah of into the hustling healthy German of 1925. London who will soon be bringing his He has factories, ships, a big export-busiMessage of Gloom over to the States, ness, and a high birth-rate - all of which evidently thinks we are not Nordic enough. reminds Frenchmen unpleasantly of 1914. D. H. Lawrence, himself a Nordic gone Latin, as you might say, finds diversion and literary inspiration among the Hopi Indians Tennyson and Margot Asquitb — her of Arizona, who dance about with rattle- new name of Lady Oxford sticks in one's snakes clenched between their teeth.
are a strange pair, and it is a Well, they 're not spoon-fed, at all events.
wonder that the magazine does not fall
going on between its modest covers. Henri de Kerillis, the direct opposite of Margot is her old self, as full of entertaining Mr. Lawrence and a Latin gone Nordic, gossip as a small-town postmistress, as well has been visiting savage tribes too, only posted on the affairs of the day as the his were in the Sahara, where men are British Foreign Secretary. Tennyson's sheiks and women live in harems. M. de charm is of a different order. He seems Kerillis regards these people with mixed somehow a trifle out of date to this
generaemotions, but with approval on the whole, tion of Lytton Stracheys and F. Scott for who is a Frenchman to object to polyg- Fitzgeralds; but Willingham Franklin amy? And, besides, they provide a novel Rawnsley, an old friend and cousin-in-law, sort of spectacle. Grete Diel — you can tells stories of the late laureate, starting make your own pun on that name
has in 1850, when Tennyson was munching sage nothing at all to say in extenuation of the at the Rawnsleys' after breakfast, and atrocious behavior of the Bedouins, who going right down to 1892, when Mrs. conducted such a fierce raid on the wounded Rawnsley laid a single wreath on the poet's Germans whom she was nursing in Pales- tomb in Westminster Abbey. tine that even the English forgot the war for a few hours and helped out their fellow Nordics in distress.
All of which is somewhat removed from the Nordics. But then we have the word of
‘A Leading British Authority' that anyBut to change the subject to non-Nordics, body who presumes to talk about race is look at Chile or rather look at the two talking through his hat — and who are we articles on Chile, for it amounts to the same
to deny it?
RATHER notably, three of the four He seems to have caught the idea that prominent men who passed off the China's national problem is social as stage of public life abroad last month well as political; and this is a fruitful were Socialists. President Ebert's death thought likely to seem more important removes a moderator of the Republic to-morrow than it does to-day. whose loss is felt by practically all Foreign comment upon President Parties in Germany. Seldom has a Coolidge's inaugural address dwelt man occupying a high post involving chiefly upon the religious tone of his so many contentious possibilities won message. The Radical New Statesman such general esteem. Hjalmar Brant- waxes sarcastic: ing, like Ebert, was a man whom post
'Almost Puritan uprightness' is a good war problems brought to the fore. It does not minimize his distinguished tion of the more exalted passages of the
phrase; but it is a very inadequate descripcareer in Sweden to credit his inter- speech. ‘America,' said the President, national reputation chiefly to his serv- 'seeks no earthly empire built on blood and ices at Geneva. He too was a mod- force. No ambition, no temptation, lures erating influence, an exponent of her to the thought of foreign dominions. sanity and balance in the feverish trib- The legions she sends forth are armed, not ulations of war-torn Europe. Lord
with the sword, but with the Cross. She Curzon's death removes a pillar of the
cherishes no purpose save to merit the favor old diplomacy, a defender of the tradi
of Almighty God.' We do not think we
have heard anything quite like that since tional conception of empire, who dis
the war days when Horatio Bottomley and trusted to the last the internationalist
the German Kaiser were in full throat. tendencies of the present age. Sun Yat-sen's name will be permanently
The Manchester Guardian is more identified with the history of China, appreciative: although he may be finally rated the
In his concluding passage, Mr. Coolidge Thomas Paine rather than the Alexan
strikes a note that will be heard with deep der Hamilton — and certainly not the feeling in countless American homes. His George Washington — of the Republic. country, he declares, ‘cherishes no purpose
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