National Affairs: Aaron's Difficulties

Twenty-one years ago this week Woodrow Wilson signed the resolution of Congress declaring that a State of War had been "thrust upon the United States'' by the German Government. For ten of the intervening years a conscientious, 47-year-old, Texas-born scholar, Dr. Charles Callan Tansill, onetime lecturer in diplomatic history at Johns Hopkins University, has been trying to find out what happened before that document was signed—what happened to U. S. finance, the munitions industry, and public opinion; to Wilson, Bryan, Lansing and the miscellaneous group of pacifists and practical politicians who made...

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