Page 8, 20th August 1937

20th August 1937
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Judgement On Spain

There is probably no more common error among Catholics than to think that the Church has no business to speak on political matters. Cer tainly there is no easier way for the......

Japan Offers Friendship

One of the difficulties in the way of understanding Japan's case is that her Government uses language so naive that its declarations are an irresistible butt for caricaturists.......

Santander And The Blockade

The Nationalist drive against Santander looks like simplifying very greatly General Franco's military problems both on land and at sea. If it succeeds it will set free at the......

Air-raid Apathy

The latest air-raid tests have given the usual result : with ordinary luck a great proportion of the raiding aeroplanes will get through the defences. Nobody, unless......

The Acceptance Of Partition

The Mandates Commission of the League has made a brave show of independence, but it looks like being forced to adopt in substance the plan of the Palestine Commission. For the......

Factions In Iraq

How ea4y it is to over-simplify Near Eastern problems by speaking of " the Arabs" or " the Moslems " as if they constituted h mogcneous groups, each united by a comMon mind and......

The Divisions Of Islam And The Danger

But even the Arabs of Iraq arc far from being united in spirit with those of Palestine. Apart from the ruling class in Baghdad itself, they mostly belong to the Shish sect,......

Germans Outside The Reich

It is probable that the strongest motives in the colonial controversy are strategic on both sides. As regards the question of the Germans in Europe but outside the Reich, the......

Politics And The Supreme Court

Mr. Roosevelt's ill-fated scheme for the reform of the judiciary can be defended against the charge of court-packing by the fact that, in so far as they are interpreting the......

Do Colonies Pay?

The abolition of the Empire Marketing Board w and it ha thing ve r s never satisfactorily explained, now been announced that somelike it is to be created to take its place. "The......

Has The President Overreached Himself?

Moreover, neither Congress nor judges are likely to give him further opportunities for such nominations, by enlarging ' the court or retiring from it. Even his reported plan for......

In A Few Words

Peccant Pilgrims W HY cannot we Catholics be more considerate? Departing Lourdes pilgrims at Edinburgh, I notice, have put upon a travelling gentleman the trouble of writing to......

Recent Remarks

Wise and Otherwise " The cotton crop is big enough to spell disaster to the producers."—" The Times" New York Correspondent. " Renegades cannot be a bridge to understanding......

Things New

And Old " Man Or cod" From a Correspondent Owing to the sudden way in whfth my wanderings were ended and I was brought into the Church. I never went through a proper course of......