THE PRESIDENCY: International Shift

While Europe with shaking knees found itself last week on the brink of war (see p. 17), and foreign statesmen hoped that a firm U. S. attitude would help avert it, President Roosevelt performed change of face as sudden, though perhaps not as effective, as that which upset the World Monetary & Economic Conference in 1933. Apparently fearing that his and Secretary Hull's recent, repeated condemnations of autarchies and aggressors too definitely aligned the U. S. with England and France if Germany provoked a war, Mr. Roosevelt suddenly lashed out at "some"...

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