The Ring Around the President

Fuller, Helen
October 1943
New Republic;10/25/43, Vol. 109 Issue 17, p563
Discusses the role and responsibilities of the U.S. President. Importance of influence of his assistants in political issues; Expectations from the President; Policy of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt on supplementing his own ability with all the brains he could borrow; Contribution made by Harry Hopkins as assistant to the President; Existence of several powerful sources of influence on the President outside the formal White House staff.


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