THE PRESIDENCY: A Little More Hectic

"[You think] every week that next week will not be quite so hectic," said Harry Truman. "But the coming week is always just a little more hectic. This is one place where there is always a crisis just around the corner and I have to do something about it. ... We must face those things."

The President had more than his routine assignment of crises last week. Across the world crept the threat of starvation, and at long last he tackled the problem. Once, when it seemed that the situation was serious but not critical, he had lifted rationing and other...

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