WAR AND PEACE: Under Strain

Last week staggering events and mighty pressures brought out the strength and weaknesses of the U. S. character. Signs of weakness there were aplenty. The most mechanically-minded people on earth—the builders of 166,794 factories, of 65% of the world's automobiles—learned to their dismay that they did not have enough airplanes to fight the kind of war Hitler had loosed on the world, did not have enough trained men to build the plants that could create them. In a fury of frustration they jumped on each other, developed morbid fears of invisible enemies,...

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