Nobody Gets Excited

B., T. R.
August 1942
New Republic;8/31/42, Vol. 107 Issue 9, p255
Discusses the political system of the U.S., pointing weaknesses of the internal politics and its socio-political consequences both inside and outside the nation. Belief that Easterners are discolored by exposure to European influences and Westerners to Oriental influences; Suspicion that internal affairs are not good considering the possibility of long war; Possibility that Natural resource protectors together with the traditional bravery of its fighters will eventually crush the Axis coalition; Effects of this so-called patriotic belief in the coming Congressional election; Analysis of the political dominance of Washington DC the consequent centralization of political forces here; Criticism over the tendency to think of Washington not as a city but as a collective personality ruling the nation and as a foreign place technically within the boundaries of the U.S.


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