The Literary Digest Volume 54

The Literary Digest Volume 54

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...military men sneer at its provincialism." But, it adds, "we have also seen hov effectively it turned on its dcriders when the test came." Western writers have not been slow to take advantage of the recruiting returns showing Western "In view of the loud talk about patriotism for the past two years across the Alleghanies," remarks Mr. William Allen White, of Kansas, "we who are really doing our part in furnishing soldiers and sailors might well consider the puzzle of the East and the fiabbiness of New England." "What is the matter with the north Atlantic seaboard States," asks the Omaha Worlrl Herald in an editorial accusing the Ernst of "Head-lino I'atriotisn1." And it answers: "For nearly three years, through their newspapers and public men. they set up a lusty clamor for war. They were foremost in professing to be ashamed of President Wilson's peaceful policy. They cxulted when war finally was declared. They are demanding that it be prosecuted without delay and to the limit of our strength. Their banquet and head-line patriotism is nonpareil. "But they are last at the recruiting-ofliues....... "The West made no efiort to goad the Government into war. Its temper was pacific even under enormous provocation. But now that war is upon us the West is giving its sons to their country's cause while the East is gnawing bloody bones at banquets and in newspaper ofiices, and sending swarms of lobbyists to Washington to protest against war-taxation." With characteristic vigor the Chicago Tribune pays its respects ' to the East, noting that up to the date of its writing Illinois had produced nearly half the quota of enlistments and neighboring Indiana more

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  • Paperback | 716 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 36mm | 1,256g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236829271
  • 9781236829276