THE NATIONS: The Chestnut Tree

Just nine years ago, men drinking in languid Paris cafes, staring at the sky from Polish fields, listening to tremulous radios in American living rooms, were afraid of war. Their fears were justified when on Sept. 1, 1939 German bombers started battering Poland to a pulp.

Nine years ago, war broke out chiefly because there were too many men too much afraid of war. Because of their fear they sold or forgot the faith, the common sense, and the courage which might have prevented war. Today, the danger of war lies, as it did in 1939, with the men...

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