Quotation by Gertrude Atherton

Better extirpate the whole breed, root and branch. And this, unless the German people come to their senses, is what we propose to do.
Gertrude Atherton (1857–1948), U.S. novelist. New York Times (Aug. 18, 1918).

from one of a series of articles Atherton wrote to bolster the war effort. She later admitted in her autobiography, "Virulent was a weak word for those articles."
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