PROPAGANDA: Aims and Rights

While British sailors died at sea and British soldiers idled in French mud, British orators fought for their country on the mental fronts of World War II.

Wells. Biggest push was made by inexhaustible little Novelist Herbert George Wells. In a letter to the London Times he called for a statement of Britain's war aims so written as "to appeal very forcibly to every responsive spirit under the yoke of obscurantist and totalitarian tyrannies."

Mr. Wells then proceeded to quote a "trial statement of the rights of man, brought up to date," which he and friends had drafted. The wording was...

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