National Affairs: Happy Ending

"Now I ask you, how would you like to be able to go home . . . only once ... in two years?" The question was thrown at the President of the U.S. by eleven-year-old Johnny Katz. Harry Truman had just promoted Johnny's father to succeed Averell Harriman as coordinator of all European operations of the Marshall Plan. Despite Johnny's letter from Paris—written without his father's knowledge—Milton Katz took the job and ably filled it. "It's a case where the democracies for once were not too late with too little," Katz says. "We have accomplished a four-year program in three...

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