Afraid of Peace?

Like an able prosecutor, Tom Dewey took his case before the U.S. jury. It was his biggest case, and well he knew it. He was excited, and a trifle nervous. For one thing, he had to overcome a widespread feeling that he was just a little man with a mustache taking off against The Champ.

He had another problem: the people, with their eyes on the war, did not yet seem ready to listen to political oratory. Tom Dewey's job was to convince them of the campaign's urgency.

Dewey wanted no nonsense, no barnstorming, no parades, flags or placards. His first...