WAR & PEACE: Liberty Cabbage

One morning last week Slangbanger Damon Runyon began his column: "Some folks are saying that the United States is already in the war, but we . . . have not seen a single patriot chasing a little bowlegged dachshund down the street with murderous intent,* and hamburger and Wiener Schnitzel are still on the menus. . . . We refuse to believe we are actually in. . . ."

That day was the 70th anniversary of the founding of the German Reich. From the ninth-floor San Francisco offices of Nazi Consul General Fritz...

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