U.S. At War: Appeasement

Deliberately or not, President Roosevelt left Cordell Hull out of his calculations when he fixed up the Board of Economic Warfare with a new set of brass buttons and final authority in international economic matters (TIME, April 27). Some newspapers concluded that BEW now had superseded the State Department in international affairs.

Last week Judge Hull, tightlipped, recently back from vacation, dropped in at the White House. The next day Mr. Roosevelt had a hasty amendment to make. It had all been a misunderstanding. Somebody had erred.

No one had erred. Mr. Roosevelt...

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