People, Jul. 8, 1940

Because The Nation, left-wing weekly, had come out for U. S. rearmament, veteran Liberal Oswald Garrison Villard,* longtime (1918-33) editor & owner, since 1933 a weekly contributor, resigned. Wrote he in a valedictory article last week: ". . . America is to be safeguarded, not by guns and warships that may be rendered valueless overnight by new inventions and new tactics, but only by greater economic and industrial wisdom, by social justice, by making our democracy work." Said Nation Editor Freda Kirchwey: "It frightens me to read such articles. They represent, to my...

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