Letters, May 5, 1947

Uncle Henry's Revenge


You may have wondered what we all made of the visitation of Henry Wallace. We took it calmly. But I must confess that there were moments when I had a feeling that this was part of the script of a yet-to-be-produced satirical play called The Forty-Ninth State. Conceive the theme. Henry Wallace, the shrewdest and most far-visioned American political leader of his age, anticipates that the absorption of Britain by the U.S. is inevitable. So he gets out ahead of all possible rivals and corrals the votes of the 49th state. Kingsley Martin; what a Campaign Manager! Dick Grossman;...

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