The America First Party

Grafton, Samuel
September 1941
New Republic;9/22/41, Vol. 105 Issue 12, p368
Contemplates the prospect of acceptability of the policy of isolation in the U.S. among the electorates. Argument of isolationists of keeping the U.S. out of World War II for the purpose of making the country a garden of democracy; Indication of establishment of the concept of isolationism in the U.S. exemplified by burning of the films, on the ground that some of their producers are Jews; Description of an editorial in "The Daily News" criticizing clubbing of opposition of Jews as anti-Semitism; Discussion of anti-Semitism and pro-Semitism in the editorial as if these were well established twin problems; Vulnerability of the U.S. middle class, marred with material shortages, high taxes and the draft, which can adopt isolationism as a panacea.


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