Letters, Jul. 1, 1946

A Sense of Shame


... I am an American, working with UNRRA in the British zone of Germany, where I have been for a year. It is difficult to be an American here today, working with persons of English and continental nationality who are so tired, after over six years of conditions which the American public, and particularly political leaders, can never understand. The gulf between our standard of living and that of these other nations is too great for world security or understanding. . . .

I wish our Congressmen could live on...

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