THE NATION: The Good War

Hope could be more than a straw. It was possible last week to catch the sound of confident, reassuring voices in the Western World. One of them said:

"The cold war is a good war. It is the only war in history where the question of destruction doesn't enter into it at all. Everything we are doing is building up. We have rebuilt Europe, not destroyed it."

The voice was that of Paul Hoffman, head of ECA. He spoke in Washington to a group of businessmen. His words were for the impatient, the decriers, the calamity howlers. "If the Marshall Plan...

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