Biddle, Bridges and Browder

T. R. B.
June 1942
New Republic;6/8/42, Vol. 106 Issue 23, p796
Focuses on the state of disorder and confusion prevailing in the United States regarding U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's stand on Earl Browder, a socialist leader, and Harry Bridges, the labor leader, cases. Pardon granted to Browder to appease the Communists; Order of Roosevelt to Francis Biddle, the Attorney General, for deportation of Bridges to appease the groups outraged by the pardon; Views that Browder's sentence was severe compared to his crime; Opinion that Bridges has proved himself to be an important ally of the United Nations; Doubts over the rationality of the barter; Suggestion of the development of a disorder within the administration with Roosevelt being preoccupied with the strategies of the war; Hint towards a lack of political coordination in the government.


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