Danger Signals

Straight, Michael
February 1942
New Republic;2/23/42, Vol. 106 Issue 8, p257
Focuses on the effect of defeat of the U.S. Allied forces on various fronts in the World War II on the U.S. public. Impact of the military defeats suffered by the Allies on the spirit of the U.S. military; Criticism following the military reverses in the Far East; Purpose of the criticism regarding the U.S. government, belittle its past achievements and to sow the seeds of opposition to the War; Attack against the prosecution of the War by the press; Evidence of crumbling of the first formal unity created by the War in the U.S.; Debate in the House of Representatives regarding the first deficiency-appropriations bill; Attempt of Congressman Martin Dies to force the registration of all members of the Communist Party together; Defeat of the amendment proposed by Dies; Speech of U.S. Senator Millard Tydings implying U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's decision to overrule the advice of his military commanders.


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