WAR & PEACE: Attack from Within


As European democracy retreated last week before the triumphant armies of world revolution. U. S. citizens talked distractedly of intervention, defense, democracy, appeasement, protection of civil rights, the fifth column—especially the last.

They could believe there might have been traitors and spies in far-off Scandinavia, in Belgium, perhaps in France; that a fifth column might now be operating in South America (see p. 32}. But they were still half-inclined to credit Hitler's outburst last week, denying that there was any such thing as the fifth column, denying any Nazi concern with...

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