David Von Drehle: The “Candy Bomber” Showed That Kindness Is a Superpower

From a Washington Post column by David Von Drehle headlined “The ‘Candy Bomber’ showed that in wartime, kindness is a superpower”:

The young American pilot was perplexed — and a little bit angry. A veteran of World War II, he was now flying nerve-rattling missions in his Douglas C-54 transport plane over the menacing artillery of an army of enemies (who used to be allies) to deliver supplies to allies (who used to be enemies).