The Story Of An Experiment: The Story Of An Experiment, Mar. 8, 1948

TIME, the Weekly Newsmagazine, was first published March 3, 1923. It was a year of intermission. The war, the great debate over the League, the postwar boom and slump were moving off the stage. The U.S. was bewildered at the erratic behavior of women, Senators, prices, adolescents, Russians. Things, it was felt, were due to settle down.

They never did. Waiting in the wings was one of the most luridly confusing quarter-centuries in the history of man. Progress appeared, unexpectedly, in Turkey, where Mustapha Kemal led a westernizing crusade. In Italy, Benito Mussolini had marched on Rome but was not yet (quite)...

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