U.S. At War: Patience!

This week, stung to speech by a swarm of critics, Cordell Hull presented the most reasonable and persuasive defense of the Administration's foreign policy yet officially offered. His keynote: be patient—perhaps for a long time.

Patience! he said to the peoples of the conquered countries. The United Nations have no intentions but to help you establish strong, progressive popular, governments. But first must come stability and order. The U.S. had hoped that by now enough of Italy would have been freed to permit "at least a preliminary expression" of the people's will. "Events have not progressed according to our hopes," noted...

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