National Affairs: President Admits Mistake

At the start of the New Deal, President Roosevelt announced that he would admit his own mistakes and correct them. Last week, just eight years, two inaugurals and two months later (a total of 2,986 days) he announced for the first time that he had found one.

Correspondents were startled. Midway in his press conference, with no change of voice or expression, the President picked up a memorandum and said there was one thing more. The reporters, expecting an announcement of the occupation of Martinique, or the declaration of a national emergency, sucked in their breath. They let it out again when...

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