Now It's Up to Hitler

T. R. B.
September 1941
New Republic;9/22/41, Vol. 105 Issue 12, p369
Focuses on the political news related to the U.S. with special emphasis on the change in naval policy of the country. Order of the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt to shoot Axis raiders if they are sighted in the defensive water of the U.S.; Definition of the defensive water of the U.S.; Concentration of the U.S. naval forces on the sea lane extending from Canada to Iceland; Possibility that Germany will withdraw its U-boats and surface raiders from this lane; Determination of the President to win the Battle of the Atlantic for the anti-Axis powers; Role of Homer Cummings as Attorney General of the U.S. who was harassed by conflict between the anti-trust laws and the practices of the NRA; Sending of Robert H. Jackson, successor of Cummings to the Supreme Court; Coming of Francis Biddle as Attorney General who seems to combine Jackson's unquestionable liberalism and integrity with an aptitude for administrative detail; Anti-trust action against the Sterling Products group and the I.G. Farben AG interests.


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