U.S. At War: The New Deal Falls Sick

Franklin Roosevelt, founder, father and symbol, reassured his followers last week that the New Deal—as a political philosophy—was ready to resume on the domestic front at war's end. But even as he spoke, the New Deal—as a political party—was in more trouble than at any time since its birth in 1933.

No man can say, even in the retrospect of history, exactly when one political movement dies and another is born. But anyone who looked last week could see that Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal was sick, with ailments that could not lightly be thrown...

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