THE NATION: We Do Not Fear the Future

This week, four days after Franklin Roosevelt died, the new President of the United States went before the Congress. The applause was deafening as he entered by the center door, and it increased as he mounted the rostrum.

Then Harry S. Truman, a friendly and a humble man, stood in the forum he liked best and as President made his first address to the nation and the world.

The occasion was moving. The diplomats and the cabinet members were there; the galleries were jammed. Stoutly controlling a trace of nervousness as he read from a big, black notebook, Harry Truman...

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