National Affairs: All-American Plan

Franklin Roosevelt slept through the fall of France with a clear conscience, awaking in time for the 8 a.m. radio newscast. For this moment he was prepared, as ever. Now was the time, at last, to jerk from his hat something bigger than a rabbit. Months ago, the President had pondered the grave new world, had brooded on the dread possibility of a United States of Germany which would have terrific economic striking power.* As usual, the President asked aides to submit suggestions. An adviser with a real passion for anonymity, working under Harry Hopkins and Adolf Berle, conceived a formula...

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