What Price Liberty?

By the end of 1943 the U.S. will have a merchant fleet 25% larger than that of Great Britain, traditional mistress of the seas.

This single figure, dropped last week by War Shipping Administrator Land before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was startling enough to raise up the rosy hope in many a U.S. layman that, through her immense production for war, the U.S. may easily re-establish a peacetime merchant marine which, as in the days of the clipper ships, will be second to none.

Slow But Not Sure. Yet no one has better reason to know that this hope is...

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