National Affairs: The Great Commission

The Great Commission

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The eleven eminent citizens whom President Hoover has constituted a commission to inquire into the law-breaking habits of their fellows, and into the nature of the laws which they break, and into the causes and circumstances of the breakage, headed last week for Washington to receive their instructions. George Woodward Wickersham, chairman, supped and slept at the White House, planning in advance with the President.

The commissioners had every reason to expect that their instructions would be broad, penetrating, exhaustive. President Hoover is...

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