where but was called back to his capital to be "Directeur du bureau du Ministère des affaires étrangères." His chief duty was to say to visitors: "mon cher Monsieur, nous n'en savons rien du tout". — There is a saying in England that a diplomat is a man who is sent abroad to lie for his country. — A French diplomat, being askedwhat "non-interven tion" meant, said it meant: "non intervention" but sometimes it meant "intervention". — An old-fashioned peace will keep all this mediaeval nonsense on its pedestal of "diplomacy." When will society sweep the old rubbish aside ?