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The Storm That Threatens Is Not What Kenneth Pollack Thinks


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The Storm That Threatens Is Not What Kenneth Pollack Thinks

Richard W. Behan

Now, the face that I see in my mirror
More and more is a stranger to me.
More and more I can see there’s a danger
In becoming what I never thought I’d be.

--from a John Denver song

With broomstick rifles and saucepan helmets, American boys growing up during World War II imitated, in their back yards, the battlefield fighting. I was one of those boys, and we told each other with great pride and patriotism, “America has never started a war and we’ve never lost one.”