THE PRESIDENCY: Ninth Year Begins

At noon last Tuesday Franklin Roosevelt became the first man in U. S. history to serve as President for more than eight years. His head still heavy with a cold, his natural buoyancy overlaid with the gravity of his ever heavier responsibility, he told reporters that the crisis today was greater in some ways than the crisis of 1933. His voice was low and tired.

His job in Term III was without precedent: to win a war without fighting it.

Shelved was the domestic New Deal; in obscurity, unfriendly or dead were nearly all his original corps of New Dealers. He...

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