Letters, Sep. 14, 1942



Your criticism of the Administration's handling of the war effort is sound as a rule, and no doubt criticism is as necessary as effort. However, we must all recognize a limit, at which point criticism becomes enervating and obstructive. I think you are very close to this limit, as close as you may safely get. . . .

I contend that there has been one really worth-while scandal in the whole war, and that is Pearl Harbor. The offenders therein will face the consequences in good time. Our lack of initiative, our bungling...

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