Helen Kirkpatrick cabled the Chicago Daily News from London, June 29, that "the nomination of Wendell L. Willkie is hailed by the entire British press as 'the end of isolationism' in the United States. The British people have never heard of Willkie and were slightly bewildered yesterday".
But evidently they accepted him because of his endorsers and backers. The London Daily Express said, "We do know that Mr. Wendell Willkie hates the Nazis. We also know that he has been louder than his rivals in demanding aid for the Allies, the Allies being at this moment us British, with the dominions, and no one else besides. So that aid for us ceases to be an issue in American politics. Both sides are for it." The London Times in a column and a half editorial wrote, "Willkie . . . has left no doubt whatever of the sympathy which he shares with President Roosevelt for the Allied cause and with the same desire to forward it in every practicable way."
The present struggle for power between political groups is measured in part by profits. Making provision for war has increased profits. The greater the urgency, the higher prices rise, the wider the profit margins and the more intense the struggle for political control.(1)
"If we face the choice of profits or peace, the nation will answer-- must answer--'We choose peace'. It is the duty of all of us to encourage such a body of public opinion in this country that the answer will be clear" ( Roosevelt, Chautauqua, 1936). This Bulletin is to that end.(2)
Newspapers only in their financial pages reflect this increase in profits. Exceptions are the LaFollettes' weekly, the Progressive, ( Madison, Wis.) and the American Guardian ( Oklahoma City, Okla.) edited by the 70-year Oscar Ameringer, whose recently published autobiography, "If You Don't Weaken", has been so favorably reviewed.