Gregory Peck is on the cover of the December 1st, 1947 edition of Life magazine. The articles are interesting, but the ads tell the story. Ads about an America where young people back from the war are marrying, and buying all the stuff needed for an growing family. Ads like this one.More of everything. That’s what we wanted. We had saved the world and the future was bright. Where did that America go?
We Americans are the lavishest and showiest and most luxury-loving people on the earth; and at our masthead we fly one true and honest symbol, the gaudiest flag the world has ever seen.