The New Deal Must Go On

January 1944
New Republic;1/3/44, Vol. 110 Issue 1, p6
Argues against the decision of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt to ignore the importance of the "New Deal" and give priority to winning the Second World War. Possible impact that political partisanship and people's worry over trivia and parochialisms had on the President's decision; Errors in the President's assumption that foreign and domestic policy of the nation can be separated; View that it would be ironical if the President abandoned the New Deal at home while extended its spirit of social progress to the whole world; Schisms caused by Republican and Democratic Tories that made it impossible to have a political truce in the nation during the duration of the Second World War; Principal function of the New Deal that sets it apart from all other socio-political movements of the world; Political implications of dropping the New Deal to President Roosevelt; View that all over the world the winds of opinion and tendency are blowing not away from the New Deal, but toward it.


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