The Press: War Whoop

After a warm week out in Goldwater Country, Pundit Walter Lippmann acquired "a fine sunburn" and some interesting thoughts. "I have learned,'' wrote Lippmann from Arizona, "that we must distinguish between a war party—of which I have seen no traces out here—and a war whoop party, which likes to be warlike but does not want war." What the whoopers want in Cuba, he said, "are the fruits of a successful war without having to fight." But. he added, "only an invasion, and an invasion only in the first days before the casualty lists come...

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