The Education of Wendell Willkie

Lerner, Max
October 1942
New Republic;10/26/42, Vol. 107 Issue 17, p536
Focuses on the story of the education of the Republican Presidential candidate Wendell Willkie. Assurance that if only a business were in control, the U.S. could recapture the magic of its past greatness; Tradition that a business man cannot be elected a president; Sweep of populism over the country at the end of the century; Lack of political experience in Willkie; Recognition that there was a relation between economic security and the health of nations; Decision to risk his political future in order to support the war policies of the administration; Challenge to progressive and radical thought and action.


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