A Tough War?

A touring British journalist looked at the U.S., noted the contrast between the America of 1943 and the England of the Blitz. To the London News Chronicle, Correspondent Philip Jordan cabled after a thoughtful five-week trip:

"Because the physical impact of the war is so gentle, people here do not find it easy ... to realize . . . that what they call 'normalcy' has gone forever from the world. . . .

"Peace is being sold as a commodity just like electricity or fountain pens or perfume. High-pressure salesmanship presents victory as the gateway to new iceboxes, new automobiles. . ....

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