Olympus Talks Out of Turn

The most extraordinary official statement made last week in the U.S. came from Andrew Jackson May of Prestonsburg, Ky., Chairman of the House Military Affairs Committee—a man, therefore, whose words should have weight. He predicted flatly: "We might win the war this year and, if not, we will certainly win it next year." Even after crushing new Russian defeats, he said that he was sure of it because he had "secret military information."

Andrew May went even further. He declared that there is no need to draft 18-to-20-year-olds, or to take married...

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