JAPAN: Peace, It's Wonderful

JAPAN Peace, It's Wonderful

In the wake of President Truman's icy blast of news that Russia had the bomb, the Japanese had adopted a new catchword to replace banzai. It was "peace."

Peace was on every lip last week, repeated over & over like a mystic incantation whose simple reiteration could drive away the nightmare of war. There were songs about peace and a "peace dance." A patent-medicine company put out a new sedative tablet and proudly named it the Sleep of Peace. Prospective buyers could pick it up in a Peace drugstore...

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