Letters, Jul. 1, 1940

Franklin Roosevelt

Sirs: "Prelude to History" in the last issue was TIME'S best job—intuitive and crisp. Most of us believe Roosevelt is a great and good man but after all the talk about the horse & buggy it appears in these last weeks as if he had taken us for something of a buggy ride himself. At least it now appears far from a streamlined ride. If the truth be known, most Americans are less deeply shocked by the German strength of arms than by the Allied collapse. This nation is still too young...

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