People: Point, Counterpoint

Noteworthy reactions to hulking, humorless Novelist Theodore Dreiser's damnation of the British war effort, in which he said he preferred Nazi rule in Britain to rule by "aristocratic, horse-riding snobs": Pearl Buck, Clifton Fadiman, Rex Stout, F.P.A., other members of the Writers' War Board said the Dreiser remarks were "sabotage," possibly "treasonable," observed "our enemies would pay him well for his disservice to our country's cause." And from London piped George Bernard Shaw: "To say that Dreiser's comments regarding the war are furiously inaccurate is only to say that they are like everyone...

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