LIBERIA: Front Door or Back?

Up & down their free little Republic, Liberians last week were debating: 1) whether to come actively into the war; 2) who would be their next President.

Declaration of war on the Axis seemed inevitable. Most Liberians more than approved of this. But they could not help remembering how, after they declared war on Germany last time, a U-boat came along and bombarded tiny Monrovia, their capital.

The Presidential election is not scheduled until next May, but Liberians like to spend a vehement year talking politics to make sure they pick the right man for the next eight years. There are already...

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