What the 1938 Elections Settled and Unsettled


President Franklin D. Roosevelt sitting behind desk

When Franklin Roosevelt last summer attempted a Purge within his own party, it was a tacit declaration that for worthy adversaries he had to look to recalcitrant members of his own party. Wishfully foreseeing the dissolution of the G.O.P., he frankly invited the U. S. electorate to form two new parties which he named Liberal and Conservative. In his Liberal party he wanted Labor and the Farmers as well as underprivileged Forgotten Men. Last week's election was the first national test of this projected grand sashay.

In the post-election words of Mayor LaGuardia...

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