Letters, Jul. 2, 1945

Detestable Precepts


In my recent overseas editions of TIME I have noticed letters in which the old opinions are voiced on a lenient peace for Germany. Such conceptions of the peace fail to take into consideration the frame of mind into which Nazidom has thrown the German people.

Since the American conquest of Nazi Germany, my buddies and I have noticed the many respects in which German actions and reactions have manifested their complete belief in the rule of power. To set before them suddenly the principles of a democracy based on Christian precepts would be as detestable to them as our accepting...

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