There were cries in the House last week that the reports of isolationism's death had been greatly exaggerated. The charge was more shrill than fair. Congress had come a long way since four months before Pearl Harbor when extension of the draft came within one vote of being defeated.

The new shouts of "isolationist" arose over debate on the Administration's $1,450,000,000 military-aid program. Gathered around South Carolina's Democrat James P. Richards and Ohio's Republican John M. Vorys, a powerful coalition set out to slice the Administration's two-year plan for Western Europe in half. "If you want a two-year program," said Richards,...

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