THE NATION: Peace & Prosperity

The people of the U.S. last week were as near as they had ever been to enjoying real freedom from want. A great many of them had more money—and more of the things that money could buy—than ever before in their lives, or in history. To all the rest of the world, America seemed like a dream of plenty in the nightmare of worldwide need. To most Americans too, their prosperity was a dream, and an uneasy one. The gap between the U.S. ideal of peace & prosperity (as symbolized in wartime posters) and the reality with which the...

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