Bad News for the Isolationists

T. R. B.
September 1941
New Republic;9/29/41, Vol. 105 Issue 13, p403
Focuses on moral defeat faced by isolationists in the United States. Report that congressmen found they were far behind their constituents on foreign policy and related questions during the vacation in the U.S. Congress; Information on the effect of the President's speech on isolationists in the Middle West; State of isolationists; Announcement that Representative Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois had followed Senator Arthur Capper of Kansas' example under the guns of "The Chicago Tribune" and with senatorial ambitions to consider; Repugnance of religious intolerance to most Americans; Appeal made publicly and privately to President Franklin D. Roosevelt to take advantage of the isolationists' exile to the doghouse to repeal or modify the Neutrality Act to permit arming of merchantmen; Denial of oil shortage by Senator Francis Malone of Connecticut; Information on labor leader John L. Lewis' use of United Mine Workers' funds to fight his political enemies.


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