TITLE

The Battle of New York

PUB. DATE
October 1941
SOURCE
New Republic;10/20/41, Vol. 105 Issue 16, p494
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the mayoralty campaign in New York City. Importance of the election in the wake of the ongoing Second World War; Report that election is a part of the increasing war of the present times between a militant democracy on the one hand, and on the other the forces of hatred, of acquiescence in injustice, of political inefficiency and corruption, which play into, the hands of the Nazis; Major aspects of the election campaign; Hatred for Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia and President Franklin D. Roosevelt, of groups such as: America Firsters, Lindberghites, Bundists and Christian Fronters, etc.; Proposition of German Dictator Adolf Hitler that the U.S. is so heterogeneous that its disintegration and conquest will be an easy inside job; View that New York City is the testing ground of this proposition; Dilemma of the Republican and Democratic Parties in New York; Issue of the efficiency of the local government; View that the people should see this battle in the democratic interests of the country.
ACCESSION #
14691376

 

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