They finally got around to taking a poll of U.S. children. A representative panel of 10,000 kids, between the ages of 8 and 13, was quizzed for opinions on everything from "Your favorite part of dinner?" to "Should the U.S. go to war?" They answered right up.

Half of them picked dessert, over soup, meat and vegetables. Twenty-eight percent favored going to war immediately with Germany. (In the last Gallup poll, only 24% of grownups favored such action.) Although 71% admitted that they got spanked, 82% deposed that they were afraid of neither father nor mother. Most would rather ride...

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