THE CABINET: The Vice President Speaks

For the first time since he became Vice President, Henry Agard Wallace last week put on the toga of statesmanship to speak.

His audience—the Foreign Policy Association and worldwide radio listeners—gave attentive heed. For his speech was the best statement yet made, in other than Rooseveltian idiom, of the official U.S.

position on World War II, and it came from the man who might some day have to take the reins of U.S. policy. Excerpts: "The responsibility which was offered to us following World War No. 1 we declined. We didn't realize . . . the time would inevitably come...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!