THE PRESIDENCY: Spirit of America

For the first time since Pearl Harbor, Herbert Hoover stood up to tell the nation where he stands. Long in favor of aid-to-Britain but strongly against convoys and against getting into the war, he now wants victory first:

"To win total war President Roosevelt must have dictatorial economic powers. There must be no hesitancy in giving them to him. . . ."

Said Herbert Hoover: "We must start our thinking with a disagreeable, cold, hard fact. That is, the economic measures necessary to win total war are just plain Fascist economics. . . . We want to so design our actions that...

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