The Press: Who's Dreaming?

In Paris, L'Observateur thought it heard war cries from across the Atlantic, and it didn't like them. What alarmed the leftish (but non-Communist), highbrow weekly was Collier's fictional account of World War III (TIME, Oct. 29). L'Observateur diagnosed the Collier's issue as a symptom of a general U.S. psychoneurosis, lampooned the Collier's act, showed Russia winning World War III. L'Ob-servateur's most striking illustration: a drawing of General Eisenhower surrendering to a Russian officer. Said I'Observateur: Collier's "rendered a great service" in revealing the average American's current frame of mind.

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