THE NATION: Days to Come

Despite some few preparations, peace had caught the U.S. unprepared. On the morning after Japanese capitulation and the riotous celebrations that followed, many a citizen realized how inadequate his imagination had been in picturing the days to come. Peace was here, and for the time being little else mattered. Eventually, it would again be possible to lead a normal life, after picking up and mending the strands that had been broken some five years before. But,, in the meantime . . .

The job of dealing with the Japs would not be the clear-cut task which many had imagined. It...

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