THE NATION: Every Hour of the Day

It was an old story, as old as civilization itself: hunger and famine follow war. World War II was no exception.

Perhaps because it was so old, perhaps because it was so vast—an auto death on Main Street is still more real than news of 16,000,000 starving Chinese—its awful truth had never quite drilled itself into the U.S. consciousness. Winter, the traditional time of hardship, had passed. And now suddenly, in spring, when stalks of wheat were poking through the Polish earth, hunger stood on the world's doorstep.

In Cairo, after a six-weeks survey of 17 European countries, Herbert Hoover...

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