U.S. At War: Everything to Gain

The U.S. Senate was droning through its regular business one warm day last week when into the chamber strode two large and familiar figures. All business stopped. While the presiding officer rapped futilely for order, members crowded around Texas' big, spaniel-haired Tom Connally and Michigan's big, balding Arthur Vandenberg. They were back from San Francisco with the design for world peace.

They wasted no time. Day after their return, Tom Connally rose to present the San Francisco charter to his colleagues.

The gallery was crowded. In the front row, leaning over the rail, was...

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