real questions confronting postwar America. They had sought the political alignment that all social liberals believed in and that was necessary to save and fulfill what was worthwhile in the New Deal heritage. They had realized that a democracy is only as strong as its treatment of dissenters and that religious and class unity obtained in the name of a mindless anti-Communism would ultimately tear the country apart or erode it from within. They had struck at those who held real power in the country-the corporations and the military. They had called for a foreign policy that recognized what the Soviet Union had suffered in the war and what both Russia and America must do to live together in the years ahead. Truman and his supporters had linked the domestic policies of the Economic Bill of Rights with the foreign policy of containment, leaving in the aftermath of the elections the Achesons to indulge their geopolitical fantasies and the McCarthys to usurp the banner of the common man. Henry Wallace, spending his final years in virtual exile at his South Salem farm, would observe the ensuing foibles and dilemmas of the cold-war liberals with faint interest, preferring instead to return to God, strawberry planting, and a celebration of the eternal verities of rural life.