America: the world’s policeman?

Thursday, June 29, 1944

pepsi vs cokeRepublican Presidential nominee Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York today ruled out the use of American troops to continue policing the world after the war is over. “Does the foreign policy plank of the [GOP] platform rule out international police?” a reporter asked. Dewey’s answer: “If you mean that the boys in our army are to be commanded by some disembodied spirit in distant parts of the world, I’d think an international police force is ruled out.” Meanwhile, Pepsi and Coke drew on the two current themes – the convention and America’s future role – to battle for our hearts, minds, and money.

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