THE PRESIDENCY: Appeasement

Franklin Roosevelt, master of words, is allergic to certain words with which the press has ticketed his acts. He disliked "death sentence" when applied to his holding-company bill. He felt that "court-packing plan" was unjust to his attempted reform of the Federal judiciary. "Purge" he hated; it smacked of Stalin and Hitler. By last week a new word annoyed him: "appeasement," as applied to his big push to restore Business confidence. "Appeasement" sounded as though he had done something to Business for which he now sought to apologize.

Under-Secretary John Hanes solved...

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