A Continent In Travail: EUROPE'S LIFE: (Sergeant's Report)

EUROPE'S LIFE

My overall impression of Europe was, of course, the expected one of a tired, devastated and morally rather bewildered place. There were, however, many exceptions to this prevailing impression, and some of them, I think, may constitute political, economic or cultural straws in the wind. Among these were the enormous sense of intellectual vitality in Germany; the surprising mental health of Italian artists and intellectuals; the curious and somewhat paradoxical attitude toward Russia and Communism that I found in talking to hundreds of ordinary people in bars, trains, slums,...