National Affairs: Far from the Cannon's Roar

The Korean war was being fought by a small segment of the U.S. people. The U.S. forces on the battle line were not as big as the baseball crowd that jams Yankee Stadium for sell-out games, and only a minority of Americans—servicemen out-s'de the battle zone, families of men in action and civilians subject to military duty—were directly concerned even in a secondary way. For all its savagery and import, the Korean conflict was working little more hardship on most citizens than the Battle of Wounded Knee.

Last week it was not even causing...

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