THE NATION: The Bad News

The average U.S. citizen well knew that his nation's main job in the postwar world was to help feed it. It was all right with him that the nation had taken on the biggest part of the job, for the good old U.S.A. was still the land of plenty. And he thought that the nation was pretty well on its way with the job.

Last week the average citizen picked up his newspaper and got a breath-taking shock. His President told him that the U.S. no longer had plenty. The citizen and his wife...

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