Letters, Aug. 18, 1941

Private Opinion & Public Duty

Sirs:

Your paragraphs about the "psychological front" of the U.S. Army [TIME, July 28] are interesting, in that the writer fears that the reported 50-50 isolationist-interventionist conversational standoff is important. It isn't. Americans will do their duty by the U.S. Government whether that Government seems to them as individuals to be mistaken or not. As one of the few generally educated peoples of the world, we do not have to be indoctrinated with interventionism to do a good job for America. I happen to be an isolationist of the "hemispheric defense" school of thought, but that does...

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