THE NATION: Fighter in a Fighting Year

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A free nation's decision is slow in the making, and no one knows certainly on what day of what month a people makes up its mind. Its decision is the slow growth of conviction in many minds, the slow swelling of resolve in many hearts. It is reached not at the green-topped tables of state, but at the corner store and the village market, at the tea table and the union meeting. It is taken by corporations examining their books, by housewives scribbling a market list, by farmers squinting at a...

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