People: People, Apr. 5, 1943

Spirit & Flesh

"A change of diet," said snow-bearded Vegetarian George Bernard Shaw of the meat shortage, "will do Americans good. They eat far too much of meat and everything else. I must say it's very kind of them, but I wish Americans would stop sending me parcels of food. Apparently they're all under the impression that we are starving in this country." Meat rationing in Britain he found "fine . . . fine, but it doesn't go far enough. I'd abolish meat altogether. It's true no doubt that beef made Old England what...

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