WAR & PEACE: Exquisite Befuddlement

U. S. citizens were still arguing last week over what the war was about, and what the U. S. should do about it. Nearly everybody, it seemed, wanted to aid Britain, but nearly everybody also wanted to stay out of war. (According to Pollster Gallup's figures, 60% of U. S. voters now want to aid Britain even at risk of war. Only 12% wanted to go to war deliberately.)

This was the uneasy background against which, this week, President Roosevelt spoke to the nation. Because he also spoke for the nation, his words...

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