WAR & PEACE: Enormous Room

Mussolini placed his desk at the end of a huge room so that visitors would have time to grow uncomfortable as they approached it. Last week Saburo Kurusu. Japan's special envoy, crossed the U.S. like a man going across a more enormous room.

Nobody tried to make Saburo Kurusu uncomfortable as he made his way across the wide U.S. floor of deserts, mountains, factories, farms, politics, confusion, but at each step he could see reminders of the power of the U.S.

This was not Kurusu's first trip to the U.S. He had seen it...

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