Patton and Truth

The U.S. Army and the U.S. people talked things over last week, finally decided they had better trust each other. ''The Patton affair" (see p. 69) became a test for the democratic maturity of both.

On Nov. 21 crusading Drew Pearson, once called a liar by the President, let his nationwide radio audience in on a secret that scores of U.S. correspondents had shared with thousands of U.S. soldiers since August. George S. Patton, the General who does not believe in nerve difficulties, had some himself (TIME, Nov.29). For slapping a hospitalized...

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