World Battlefronts: Houses on Vesuvius

To the German people a Munich journalist recently gave this philosophic advice: the German spirit must be trained to face the breakup of all that was formerly called life. The German people's whole existence as town dwellers is now in suspense. Nietzsche's theme of living dangerously must be accepted. Nietzsche said: "Build your houses on Vesuvius."

If they looked across the French border last week, the German people might have seen the crater of a new volcano. The U.S. had broadcast to the French, for whom we have "only feelings of greatest sympathy," a...

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