The cheers would follow Allied victories all the way to Berlin. But most of the roses had been thrown. Most of the free wine had been drunk. Even before the night of Nazi totalitarianism had been rolled back over Germany, the morning after was dawning.

In Poland, the Balkans, France and China last week the tone, the temper, and even the social and political contours of a new freedom were taking shape. Well might Americans rub the sleep from their eyes and wonder what this new freedom in Europe and Asia would mean to their old freedom. It was too...

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