Persistently and fast as rumor always flies, peace talk swept the world last week. In the U.S. isolationists thought that Germany was about to make, or perhaps had already made, a "generous" peace offer to Great Britain, that Britain had better accept it. If such a peace were not forthcoming, they thought President Roosevelt should propose it. The Paris press, which Germany controls, also liked Franklin Roosevelt as a mediator. In Britain and elsewhere there was suspicion that Rudolf Hess had brought peace terms, that official bumbling over the Hess case (see...

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