ADMINISTRATION: The Miserable Truth

The miserable truth was coming out. U.S. production of war materials was still nowhere near enough.

Everybody blamed somebody else. Assistant Attorney General Thurman Arnold blamed "monopoly." The pinko Nation and New Republic blamed capitalism in general. Columnist Westbrook Pegler blamed C.I.O. strikes, A.F. of L. racketeering. Columnist Walter Lippmann put the finger on U.S. industry, for its "disgraceful" commercial boom, chewing up vast quantities of precious strategic metals and rubber. Anti-New Dealers blamed New Dealers, and vice versa. Congressmen blamed the OPM, and vice versa. Little businessmen blamed the Army...

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