National Affairs: Adolf to Franklin

Had some one reminded Franklin Roosevelt to put into his peace-offering message to Adolf Hitler last month some honest acknowledgment of the faults of the Versailles Treaty, Herr Hitler's reply to Mr. Roosevelt last week (see p. 18) might have been much shorter, less sarcastic. The President's omission gave Herr Hitler a fine opening to shoot over the Roosevelt shoulder at Woodrow Wilson, and students of debate could but admire the adroitness with which he seized this opening. Herr Hitler has never been noted for humor. To some unsung ghostwriter, perhaps, was due...

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