The Crisis of Confidence

August 1942
New Republic;8/3/42, Vol. 107 Issue 5, p134
Focuses on the futility of attempts made by the U.S. administration to generate blind confidence among the masses and reassure them with verbal generalities. Concern over the advance of the Axis powers comprising of Germany, Italy and Japan into the Caucasus in Soviet Union; Lack of information about the strategies of the government on grounds of military secrecy; United States on the defensive due to Germany's submarine campaign in the Atlantic and lack of strategy to counter it; Trouble in the Pacific; Lack of war supplies; Views that the people of the U.S. are under the obligation to wait and nourish its own fortitude.


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