THE CONGRESS: The British Are Coming

This week Congress began to argue the proposed $3,750,000,000 loan to Britain. The subject was touchy. It could touch off almost any firecracker in a politician's handy hoard of firecrackers. It also touched a great many knotty economic problems. But no one had to wonder whether politics or economics would make the most or the loudest talk.

Secretary of State Jimmy Byrnes gamely wrestled with social science at a Foreign Policy Association dinner in Manhattan. Said he:

"We take for granted the interdependence ... of the wheat farmer of the Dakotas, the cotton...

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