Letters, Oct. 1, 1945

Hardness & Peace

Sirs:

No ascetic, I!

I relish, with my fellow Americans, peace's minor blessings . . . pleasure driving, prospects of T-bones and Nylons.

But my New England conscience squeaks! Are we removing wartime restrictions too fast? Are we going to wallow in plenty, while the rest of mankind eats grass? If so, we might as well prepare atomic bomb-sights for World War III.

Perhaps our leaders do not trust us plain people enough. Can it be we want to be more vigilant, more self-sacrificing, than they dare ask? Do they mistake groans...

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