Willkie and Wealth

September 1940
New Republic;9/9/40, Vol. 103 Issue 11, p338
The author reflects on the opposition of lawyer Wendell Willkie on the Overton-Russell Senate amendment in the U.S. The amendment is geared towards giving the president power to take over all factories and facilities that are necessary to defense. The author said that the Senate's amendment was political in purpose, as it attempts to placate the American people who have become confronted by conscription in peacetime.


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