National Affairs: Russia Will Hold Out

The pessimists who went to Moscow for Franklin Roosevelt last month returned last week as optimists. In the mission headed by slick, handsome William Averell Harriman were men of all types but of one stripe: all were eagle-eyed, fact-minded men; some of them were first-rate U.S. production experts. One & all had a preconceived picture of Soviet Russia as a sorry, ignorant, grubby wasteland. The mission reported to the President at Hyde Park at the end of a week in which catastrophes approached. Instead of coming as expected messengers of disaster, they arrived...

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