What We Did Last Time

Groves, Harold M.
July 1940
New Republic;7/29/40, Vol. 103 Issue 5, A Special Section p153
The article focuses on the military readiness of the U.S. with the outbreak of the Second World War. A sense of cynicism and disillusionment among many Americans can be attributed to major failures of war finance and the way President Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration dealt with the situation during its early years. Being confronted once again with an emergency situation, Americans are starting to wonder whether the country would undergo the same experience when it went to war in 1917.


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