How American Is the Legion?

Milner, Lucille B.
September 1944
New Republic;9/18/44, Vol. 111 Issue 12, p329
Focuses on the American Legion, a two-war organization, making a drive for the veterans of World War II. Estimation of the increase in the membership of the Legion by the end of the war; Promotion of repressive legislation in conflict with the Bill of Rights; Attitude of Legion officials toward post or individual Legionnaire engaged in anti-democratic or anti-labor activities; Discussion of the departmentalization of the Legion; Use of their middle-class ideology by the leadership of the Legion to bolster up their own class interest; Attitude of the Legion's leaders toward fascism; Focus on Homer L. Chaillaux, the Legion's educator and chief propagandist; Discussion of the Legion's anti-labor activities.


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