The Press: Worker Turns Warrior

At the same time last week that the Communist Party Line reacted to the Russo-German war by curling up like a fishhook to head in the opposite direction (see p. 13), the Communist press swept around a hairpin turn to take the same course. To the guffaws of capitalist reporters the Daily Worker's lead editorial, appearing on the morning Hitler invaded Russia, declared:

The freezing of Axis funds, the closing of consulates, the institution of "patrols," the demand for reparations in the Robin Moor case are all spun out of Mr. Roosevelt's determination to get the United States into a shooting war....

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