National Affairs: ... Unless Redeemed

In the midst of crisis, Harry Truman wrote a little homily to 20,000 fellow Baptists meeting in Cleveland. "To one and all," wrote the President, "I would give this warning: the nations of the world—our own included, with its unprecedented wealth and unlimited natural resources—cannot survive materially unless redeemed spiritually.

"Sadly we reflect upon an enormous retrogression in individual liberty and a denial of all human rights behind an impenetrable Iron Curtain in the satellite states where love—either of God or of man—is proscribed . . . It is for us, in these days of doubt and despair, to bear true and...

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