The MacArthur Hearing: Work Done

Chairman Richard Russell called it "a rich treasure house for the historian." The MacArthur hearing was more than that: it was a classroom for the citizen of the U.S. and the rest of the free world. Never before had the world had so detailed a record of the intimate thinking and the very methods by which the leader among nations proposed to wage peace and prosecute war.

The glamour, excitement and anger of the first weeks of General MacArthur's return had subsided; the public, or at least a large part of it, admitted that things were more complicated than they had...

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