National Affairs: Critics on Criticism

Last week two critics took President Roosevelt to task for his criticism of critics week before in an address to NRA code authorities (TIME, March 12). At that time the President said that critics who only criticize are unpatriotic, that critics who offer substitute proposals are patriotic.

First critic was Frank R. Kent, seasoned political commentator of the Baltimore Sun. Said he: "In its essence, this Roosevelt view of criticism means it is better to make a blunder than to do nothing. It bars pointing out the danger of going in one direction...

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