The Week

October 1940
New Republic;10/21/40, Vol. 103 Issue 17, p539
The article presents news briefs concerning U.S. and international politics for the week of October 21, 1940. Details concerning the beginning registration of U.S. military conscriptions are given, highlighting the philosophy of preparedness as a deterrent rather than a preemptive decision to enter the war. Speculation of the German activity in Romania is provided. The fading popularity of Wendell Willkie's presidential campaign and Democratic party fears of sudden reemergence are discussed.


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