U.S. At War: Culbertson's System

Suave, brainy Ely Culbertson, who has never thought of himself as merely a bridge expert, tossed aside his famed, profitable Culbertson System four years ago to devote himself to a greater ambition: planning a postwar world system which would be as orderly, logical and responsive as a deck of cards properly manipulated. Last fortnight, in his 64-page, paperbound, 25¢ Summary of the World Federation Plan, he presented the outline.

Critics, suspicious at first, or irritated by this presumptive bidding by a novice, found the new Culbertson system worth serious regard. He had...

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