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The Secret Weapon We Were AFRAID to Use

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Title:The Secret Weapon We Were AFRAID to Use
Steinbeck, John   
(22 of 31 for author by title)
The Short Reign of Pippin IV, A Fabrication
The Red Pony
Published:   1953
Publisher:Collier’s Magazine
Tags:fiction, satire

President Roosevelt liked the author’s plan, but it shocked the Secretary of the Treasury and infuriated the British Ambassador. We didn’t use it. But it’s as potent a weapon now as it was then. Will we be equally timid again?

Could the weapon be turned on us? Maybe—but not effectively. Our economy is too stable and our people too free.

Everyone who heard about it thought it would work, but felt it was immoral. “You were attacking something dearer than life to many people,” said Roosevelt ruefully.--intro. [Suggest a different description.]

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John Steinbeck (1902-1968) was one of the great American writers. He was known for writing books filled with social criticism such as Tortilla Flats and The Grapes of Wrath. He won the Nobel Prize in 1962 for his "realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." (nobelprize.org)

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