National Affairs: Turning Point?

Years hence, when John Llewellyn Lewis looks back from a dazzling height or a dark depth at the first week of July 1937, he may well mark it as a turning point in his remarkable career. It was the week in which Public Opinion, veering away from both Labor and Management in sheer irritation with their five-week wrangle on the Steel Front, was summed up by Labor's great friend Franklin Roosevelt in Shakespeare's phrase:

"A plague o' both your houses." It was the week in which Labor's even dearer friend, Madam Secretary Perkins, at...

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