Eighteenth Year

For the first time in 18 years, North Dakota's slick Gerald Prentice Nye faced a real threat to his well-warmed seat in the U.S. Senate. On June 27, Congress' foremost isolationist goes into the hardest primary fight of his career.

Gerald Nye was the sponsor of the Senate's famed munitions investigation, which drove many U.S. "merchants of death" (1934 language for arms makers) into other pursuits. No man worked harder than he to foster a national U.S. psychology of neutrality, pacifism, disarmament —the spirit which was responsible for the 1940-41 Army...

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