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A young officer said to me the other day, "If I asked my men why they are fighting, the answer probably would be, 'Because those are our orders.'"

A great many people think in much the same terms—in fact, the great mass of people in our country, if asked why they are fighting, would answer, "Because we have to."  >>more...>>

Title:     What We Are Fighting For
Author:    Roosevelt, Eleanor
Publication:     The American Magazine
Date:     July, 1942

Type:     Article

Listed Under:
Democracy
Human Rights
World War II

Notes:     Originally published in The American Magazine 134 (July 1942): 16-17, 60-62.