WAR & PEACE: General Advance

When World War II began, there were innumerable barricades of the imagination fixed in the U. S. mind. Towering was the first one: the U. S. had no part in Europe's wars. Imposing was the next: bumbling and awkward U. S. democracy could not move so swiftly and efficiently in a crisis as could the totalitarian States. Behind these bastions lay fixed ideas like trenches: the Midwest was forever Isolationist; Labor could never make peace; the unemployed could never be absorbed; the U. S. was running down. Like some great chain of...

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