FOREIGN RELATIONS: It Is the People . . .

In the U.S., words like cold and hunger had a remote and dimly remembered sound. Thanksgiving turkeys arrived in market by the carload; to get more mincemeat on the holiday table, OPA raised the ceiling price 2¢ a pound. Shoe rationing was over; department stores were taking orders for Christmas nylons.

The Congress was still bogged deep in debate over the United Nations Relief & Rehabilitation Administration. Although the nation had long since pledged $1,350,000,000 (1% of its 1943 national income) to UNRRA, the final $550,000,000 was still unappropriated. Why? Because the...

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