U.S. At War: Willkie Wins

Wendell Willkie, in & out of the Republican Party, had hammered long & hard at Isolation. He had more success out than in; a majority of G.O.P. leaders, unshaken by the lessons of World War II, held to the ostrich faith of their fathers that the U.S. must hold aloof from the outside world.

This week the Republican National Committee met in Chicago to lay down the Party policy for 1942. Chairman Joe Martin of Massachusetts, as usual, wanted a do-nothing, say-nothing policy. Ohio's Senator Taft and Illinois' Senator Brooks, both rock-hard Isolationists before Pearl Harbor, wanted no mention of post-war attitudes....

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