National Affairs: The Great Fugue

Like piling thunderheads blanketing the whole horizon, last week a Great Debate took shape over the U. S. Could the U. S. keep out of Europe's war? Not for 20 years had U. S. citizens heard such ominous rumbling, not for 20 years had they searched the political skies with such anxiety. For they knew that, unless providentially the storm moved harmlessly on, the lightning issues of that debate would strike home to every man and woman in the nation.

Under that sky, political lineups went by the board. The battle lines were drawn...

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