Journal: News & Comment

Tuesday, January 02, 2007
# 9:10:00 PM:

Is this war?

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There's a sad contrast between what governments advised people at home to do during World War II:

It won't be fun. It will mean sacrifice and penny-pinching. But after all, the sacrifice of tightening our belts and doing without is a small sacrifice compared with giving your life or your blood in battle! [...] Use it up/Wear it out/Make it do/Or do without

and what our current "war" prompts:

Do Not Pay for 15 Months!

No economic analysis there. Then again, we can't say everyone was wiser back then.


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