Talk:Robert E. Sherwood

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"With Europe in the midst of World War II, Sherwood set aside his anti-war stance to support the fight against the Third Reich."

This seems to be an over-simplification. As far as I see, Sherwood's pro-war orientation begins with "There shall be no night", where he shows the Finns as the good guys and the Russians as the bad guys. But the Finns were supported by the Third Reich, which implied that staunch anti-fascists shied away from supporting the Finns. Also the rupture between Hitler and Stalin was just now to be seen emerging, and Stalin would advance within half a year to one of the good guys (which also was foreseen by staunch anti-fascists).

It seems that Sherwood's enthusiasm for warfaring was incited, like his former pacifism, by sentimental and muddle-headed motives, among whom anti-fascism was only one and not the original one. But he certainly was a gifted coiner of phrases.Rheinvolk (talk) 16:58, 22 October 2016 (UTC)