THE PRESIDENCY: Face Saved

Events and people played into Franklin Roosevelt's hands last week in such a way as to restore to him, for the time being, much of the prestige and composure he lost last fortnight when Congress blew up in his face. Congress continued blowing up: it reduced to hash his Great White Rabbit of 1939 (the Spend-Lend Bill). But Great Britain's concessions to Japan in China, plus educative efforts by Republican Senator Vandenberg, paved the way for denunciation by the Administration of the 1911 trade & navigation treaty with Japan. Gallup polls showing...

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