Message to the Faithful

For two weeks Henry Agard Wallace heard jubilant conservatives and doleful progressives pronounce the New Deal dead (TIME, July 26).

The U.S. was eying its Vice President curiously. Here was a man in a position paralleled only once in U.S. history.* He had, in effect, been heavily repudiated by the only man above him, the President. But in all the Administration, he was the only man who could not be summarily fired by the President. He could be, if he chose, utterly careless of party obedience, particularly if party obedience now meant...

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