U.S. At War: Through the Mill

Back to Washington this week went Connecticut's Representative Clare Boothe Luce, her seat in Congress safe for two more years. This was the news that went with her: in two years Clare Luce had risen from the position of an interesting novelty—a good-looking Congresswoman —to an eminence as a main target of the Roosevelt Administration.

The embattled Fourth District of Connecticut became well-known all over the U.S. for the first time this autumn, as the whole New Deal poured money and speakers into Fairfield County to try to defeat her. Henry Wallace, Harold Ickes, Orson Welles, Clifton Fadiman and members of what...

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