The Press: Toward a Decision

So far as the U.S. press was concerned it looked last week as if the issue of War & Peace was as near settled as it was likely to be short of war's declaration.

The two biggest U.S. papers, Chicago's Tribune and New York's Daily News, still led the isolationist press and News Cartoonist Batchelor pulled out a more macabre anti-war cartoon than usual (see cut). But the great majority of cartoonists pictured Uncle Sam or Average Citizen reproving isolationists and defeatists.

And outside of the widely scattered minority of isolationist papers nearly all the press had reached unity—in a demand for...

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