The Press: Murder at Retail

The war has gone on for more than four years now, with its incessant news of legalized wholesale slaughter. These repeated shocks of horror eventually numb the mind. . . . Murder at retail, however . . . is something else again. Anybody can comprehend a crime of passion or cupidity or both, and most people are fascinated. . . . We don't see what anybody can do about it. Or should.

This was the explanation offered editorially by New York's Daily News for a nationwide phenomenon that mushroomed in the U.S. press last...

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