The following "Lettre aux Americains" appeared in the July 17th issue of the Paris weekly, L'Obseruateur, of which Claude Bourdet is the distinguished editor. It came to our attention too late to get M. Bourdet's permission to publish it in this issue of MR. If, nevertheless, we publish it without permission it is only because we are confident that M. Bourdet wants wholeheartedly to get his message across to as many Americans as possible as soon as possible. It is a message which all Americans without exception would do well to read carefully and ponder seriously. —The Editors.
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