Shape of the Future

The 78th Congress, after the exciting days of its birth and its blessing by Franklin Roosevelt, got to work on Capitol Hill. Its future now looked a little clearer. This was a Congress full of vim & vinegar, eager to get on with the war, busting to assert its independence, and judging by the temper of many members, eager to throw its weight in constructive rather than destructive fashion. Of party politics there would be plenty, but each side had a shrewd notion that the successful way to make political hay was to...

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