U.S. at War: Straw in the Wind

In the days before Pearl Harbor, South Dakota's throaty, balding Republican Representative Karl E. Mundt, president of the National Forensic League, made many an oration on behalf of U.S. isolation. Once he urged that Franklin Roosevelt undertake to mediate the war in Europe; once he demanded that Franklin Roosevelt resign.

Fortnight ago Karl Mundt, re-elected last November although his isolationist record was under heavy attack, proposed, in a House resolution, that the U.S. set up a commission now to make a "realistic, bipartisan, non-political study" of postwar foreign and domestic proposals. His hope: "that America and the world can benefit from recommendations...

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