U.S. At War: Crackpot's Roundup

Crackpots' Roundup

Grubbing in the lowest strata of the "vermin" press, Attorney General Francis Biddle presented his much-laden findings to a Washington grand jury, last week got the jury to indict 27 men and one woman for conspiracy to promote revolt and disloyalty among members of the U.S. armed forces. Rounded up for a trial this autumn were some of the country's best-known and loudest rabble-rousers, anti-Semites, Anglophobes, Roosevelt-haters, defeatists, Axis agents and just plain crackpots.

The list included William Randolph Hearst's friend William Griffin, violently anti-British publisher of the New York Enquirer;...

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