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Giddy minds and foreign quarrels

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An estimate of American foreign policy

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Our confusion over national defense

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Shall we listen to the pacifists or the admirals?

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The dear old Constitution

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The American invasion of Europe

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Bigger and better armaments

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Democracy holds its ground

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A European survey

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Is western civilization in peril?

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