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1

Who wrote September 1, 1939?

WH Auden

2

I sit at one of the dives...

A bar

3

Of a low dishonest decade...

Great Depression

4

From Luther until now...

Led the Protestant reformation and was from Germany

5

Find out what occurred at Linz..

Austrian town where Hitler was born

6

A psychopathic god...

Hitler

7

Those to whom evil is done...

Versailles, WWII is the revenge

8

Exiled Thucydides knew

Philosopher with Democracy beliefs

9

The enlightenment driven away...

Changing the government, democracy is the answer

10

We must suffer them all again...

Back at war again

11

Into this neutral air...

US is neutral at the time

12

Where blind skyscrapers use

City, what we can achieve

13

Out of mirror they stare...

Hitler,, Mussolini, Hirohito are villains

14

Cling to their average day...

routine day

15

To make this fort assume...

The bar he is at

16

The furniture of home...

US protected well from violence of the war so far

17

Craves what it cannot have...

We want universal love, peace, and prosperity

18

The defense commuters come...

coming to work

19

Repeating their morning vow...

Routinely going to work

20

To resume their compulsory game:
Who can release them now, who can reach the deaf, who can speak for the dumb?

Who will help the people who need it? We are too worried about ourselves, we wonder if we will reach out.

21

All I have is a voice...

As a poet, all he can do is write

22

Of the sensual man-in-the-street...

What are people saying about the war

23

Eros

Greek god of depression

24

Whose buildings grope the sky: there is no such thing as the state...

None of our business, were neutral, not attacked yet

25

And no one exists alone; hunger allows no choice to the citizens or police, we must love one another or die.

Humanity binds us together no matter what, we are all in equality in our country, no discrimination, to love means no choice but to care.

26

Beleaguered by the same negotiation and despair, showing an affirming flame...

We need to be involved, it is our problem, we should be doing something, it is our war.