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and didn't want to be, it's not that easy to get your views across.
He didn't order people to do things. He would try to persuade them.
I think that may be one of the reasons he wrote those endless
memoranda and that's one of the reasons the books written quote him
at such length, i.e., he kept a written record by definition
practically because he tended to express himself always on paper. He
also expressed himself vocally.
Let's go through some other key figures of the period. What
about Larsen, do you recall his stand?
No. Larsen was not particularly political as I remember
him, no. In fact, I know he was not and he never was, not even to
his last days. He tended to be apolitical and more of a peace-maker
than an arguer. C.D. Jackson was, of course, of the same stripe as
mine and pretty soon he took off and went to work for the government
in the forerunner of what later became OWI.
Again, just on this question of isolationism, who else sticks
out? For example, where would Longwell be?
I'm not sure where Longwell was. Longwell had a way of
hopping around from day to day, and John Billings just played it
straight down the line, down the middle.
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