Basic Premise

The sharpest clarification of U.S. war aims yet made came this week from Henry Agard Wallace. The country's often abstract and abstracted Vice President suddenly made the basic premise of U.S. thinking as clear as an Arizona summer's day: free enterprise will remain the American way of life.

This pronouncement, from the planner closest to President Roosevelt, from a New Deal "idealist" whose views have been suspect by individualists, is likely to reassure individualists, here & abroad, that plans for world cooperation will not be twisted into some strange new socialistic way of life. It should permit domestic issues to...

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