Letters, Nov. 13, 1944

"The Old Men Came Out Again"

Sirs:

I should like to offer the opinion that basis of the maladjustment of the returning "G.I." is his sense of frustration—a frustration expressed by T. E. Lawrence after the last World War in the following bitter words:

"We lived many lives in those whirling campaigns, never sparing ourselves any good or evil: yet when we had achieved, and the new world dawned, the old men came out again, and took from us our victory and remade it in the likeness of the former world they knew. Youth could...

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