THE NATION: Dear Cousin

The U.S. showed a burst of energy last week. The President grappled with the problem of the nation's debilitated military strength. The State Department moved on a new tangent into the mess of the Middle East. In collaboration with Britain and France, U.S. policymakers outsmarted Russia at Trieste. Meanwhile, some private citizens seized upon and wielded a propaganda weapon which might be as sharply effective as anything so far contrived in official quarters.

Manhattan's II Progresso Italo-Ameri-cano had run a full-page ad last January calling for a committee of 100,000 to get at least a million letters off to Italy...

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