THE CABINET: Culture Division

No secret to the U. S. State Department has been the penetration, economic and intellectual, of the German and Italian dictatorships in Latin America. Secretary Hull's reciprocal trade treaties with Latin America are a move to meet Europe on economic grounds: largely because of them U. S. trade increased from 40% to 90% in a year as compared with a 30% increase for Germany, 1½% for Italy. Except for Franklin Roosevelt's sensational selling tour in 1936, however, the U. S. has been too sensitive to the cry of imperialism at home and abroad...

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