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though he was an internationalist. But, of course, his internationalism was not only the European internationalism but was also very heavily Asiatic internationalism, because of where he came from and his background. I remember this whole business of negotiations was absolutely infernal and interminable because you would try to prepare your positions for negotiations and endless sessions took place at the University Club. I will always remember, and in fact I will remember quite clearly that on a Sunday, believe it or not, we were at the University Club preparing ourselves for a negotiating session when the phone rang and somebody said Pearl Harbor has been bombed, which we couldn't believe. This was about one o'clock on Sunday afternoon. I raced back to the office and actually tried to race into my office which was, of course, closed and went right through a glass door at such speed that I didn't get hurt. [laughter] The glass fell behind me.

Q:

I don't believe it. [laughter]

Heiskell:

Then all the troops came in. The magazine had been closed on Friday night. I don't know why, we had some sense that war might come at any moment. Obviously, the Japanese issue had--everybody was suspicious of the Japanese. They were supposedly negotiating in Washington--peace or a war. We, the editors, had prepared quite a number of possible layouts that could be used in case suddenly something happened and we were caught without any pictures. As I remember, it depicted the strength of the Japanese and the kinds of planes and what-have-you that they used, so, they related that Sunday



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