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Controversy.--Mid campfires gleaming: The Spanish American War. The Great War. The island war. Corps d'elite. The man who couldn't speak Japanese.--Ways and means: The Treasury Department. The great bank holiday. Slum lord. The founding grandfather.--Americana: The tribal American. The New York Times. A slight case of McCarthyism. In defense of snobs.--Public men: Adlai in defeat. Walter Reuther. Cairo after Farouk.--Envoi: My old man, the last years of H. L. Mencken.