National Affairs: With the Tenacity of Life

There was one voice, sadder in its tone and firmer in its faith than all the others, which spoke out on Formosa this week in the eloquence of personal tragedy. Madame Chiang Kaishek, wife of the beleaguered leader of anti-Communist China, sat before a microphone in her brother-in-law's New York home to say her farewell to the U.S. before leaving to rejoin her husband on Formosa. Said she:

"With or without help we shall fight. We are not defeated . . . Unremittingly and with the tenacity of life, we shall fight and bleed...

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