In his "The History of the English People", John Richard Green, telling of how the King went back on his promises to Wat Tyler's 'sharecroppers', said, "At Waltham he (the King) was met by the display of his own recent charters. . . . But they were to learn the worth of a King's word. 'Villeins you were,' answered Richard, 'and villeins you are. In bondage you shall abide, and that not your old bondage but a worse!'"
(31)
Mrs. William H. Fain, Greenwich, Conn., wrote President Roosevelt that "she was in sympathy with his humanitarian and social objectives. 'But the tone of both addresses, seems to me calculated to build up a psychosis which may drive us into a war in which we could be of little help to Europe, but in which we might lose our own liberty as well as the lives of our youth". Bruce Barton, in a radio address, said that when Mrs. Fain requested the return of the letter to refresh her memory, she received from the Department of Justice a photostatic copy which bore a stamp "criminal division". Barton objected that 'a courteously-worded criticism from a woman to her President would cause that citizen to be recorded in the files of the criminal division of the Department of Justice.'" (AP, October 30, 1940)
(32)
"A shout of 'dictator' in a local theatre during the showing of President Roosevelt's picture in a news reel" brought 30 days or $50 to the shouter. (AP, October 23, 1940) The excuse was "disorderly conduct". He could as well have been taken on vagrancy. He was not working at the time. A newspaper reporter, almost as outspoken, was not quite so drastically dealt with. "The other day a newsman even asked Roosevelt if he intended to become a dictator. Here is the actual colloquy, though without quotes on the President's word. ( Boston Transcript)

"Question: 'Mr. President, in coming political speeches, do you intend to answer charges made by your political opposition that you are seeking to become a dictator, and that if you are elected there will be nothing to prevent you from doing so?' (Most questions are shorter and simpler than this one, which had been written out in advance.)

"The President replied, That is interesting. It has everything except the kitchen stove in it. Who wrote it?

"Questioner: I did.

"The President: Good boy. My congratulations to you.

"Questioner: Is there an answer?

"The President: My congratulations to you. It is beautifully worded.

"And that, except for the laughter, ended the cross-examination."


BUILDING A LOYAL OPPOSITION

Our President has been re-elected for a third term by a majority(1) of 5 millions, but the 22 million votes cast for his opponent form the basis for the strongest opposition a President has ever faced.(2)

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Table of Contents 5
  • Why This Book 11
  • What Fear Did 19
  • The Appeasers 27
  • Winning America Over 41
  • Presidential Progress 49
  • Toward War 61
  • Preaching Peace 69
  • 'Short of War' 77
  • 'All Out' 83
  • There'll Always Be an England 87
  • The Bulletins 95
  • War Propaganda 97
  • British Propaganda to Bring Into the Next War 102
  • Propaganda for War 104
  • British Propaganda 1939 108
  • British Propaganda 1939 113
  • British Propaganda and America's Foreign Policy 116
  • British Propaganda and America's Foreign Policy 118
  • British Propaganda Results 119
  • British Propaganda Results 120
  • British Propaganda: Progress Reports 121
  • British Propaganda: Progress Reports 122
  • Notes 125
  • British Propaganda in America: Improved Technique 126
  • Is There British Propaganda in America? 130
  • Is There British Propaganda in America? 131
  • Notes on a Moral War 137
  • The Dream of Cecil Rhodes 140
  • The Dream of Cecil Rhodes 143
  • Comments 146
  • Comments 151
  • Are We "The Best Informed People in the World"? 154
  • Are We "The Best Informed People in the World"? 155
  • Sources of Information for Americans 157
  • Sources of Information for Americans 160
  • Notes 162
  • More Books that Inform 162
  • Morality--International and Academic 163
  • Morality--International and Academic 164
  • Recent Responses 168
  • Recent Responses 171
  • Our Phoney Neutrality 172
  • 'War and Peace' Propaganda 175
  • 'War and Peace' Propaganda 178
  • Hell Is Paved with Good Intentions 181
  • Hell is Paved with Good Intentions 184
  • The Finnish Flare-Up 186
  • The Finnish Flare-Up 187
  • On All Fronts 191
  • On All Fronts 195
  • Blood, Oil, and Dollars 207
  • Blood, Oil, and Dollars 213
  • Our 'Neutral' Naval Expansion Belt 219
  • Coming Events Cast Their Shadow 231
  • Coming Events Cast Their Shadow 231
  • 100 British Propagandists in America 239
  • 100 British Propagandists in America 241
  • An Intimate Letter to Readers 242
  • An Intimate Letter to Readers 244
  • What War Has Brought to Canada 247
  • A Canadian View 251
  • A Canadian View 252
  • Embroiling the Neutrals 254
  • Embroiling the Neutrals 255
  • Strangling, Starving, Falsifying,--For Power 261
  • Strangling, Starving, Falsifying,--For Power 263
  • The Threat to Our 'Civil Liberties' 269
  • The Threat to Our 'Civil Liberties' 272
  • Notes 274
  • The Coming Red Drive 275
  • The Coming Red Drive 280
  • International Inanities 282
  • International Inanities 285
  • On to Dictatorship 289
  • On to Dictatorship 290
  • The Gold Menace 293
  • The Gold Menace 295
  • Our Friends Reply 298
  • Our Friends Reply 301
  • Our Secret Alliance with Great Britain 304
  • Our Secret Alliance with Great Britain 305
  • Finland's Debts and Credits 310
  • Finland's Debts and Credits 313
  • A Time to Be on Guard 316
  • A Time to Be on Guard 320
  • Objections Raised by Correspondents 323
  • Objections Raised by Correspondents 326
  • What the Last War Cost 328
  • How Much Shall We Waste on This War? 329
  • How Much Shall We Waste on This War? 333
  • What This War Will Cost Us 334
  • What This War Will Cost Us 336
  • A Four Billion Dollar Election Fund 338
  • A Four Billion Dollar Election Fund 339
  • For Whose Religion? 340
  • For Whose Religion? 342
  • Notes 344
  • Witch Hund Ahead 346
  • Will Britain Win Our Election? 347
  • Will Britain Win Our Election? 349
  • 100% (anglo-) American (imperialist) 350
  • 100% (Anglo-) American (Imperialist) 352
  • 40 Million Conscripts 356
  • 40 Million Conscripts 361
  • The Build-Up for Willkie 363
  • The Build-Up for Willkie 366
  • No More Millionaires 369
  • No More Millionaires 372
  • Is Willkie's White Black, as Painted? 377
  • Is Willkie's White Black, as Painted? 379
  • Doctoring the Monroe Doctrine 381
  • Doctoring the Monroe Doctrine 386
  • Conscription Is Opposed 391
  • Conscription Is Opposed 396
  • From Our Correspondents 399
  • From Our Correspondents 402
  • Quickstep to War 403
  • Quickstep to War 405
  • $500,000,000 for South America 408
  • Hull's Havana 'triumph' 410
  • Hull's Havana 'triumph' 411
  • Will the Draft Be Honored? 413
  • Will the Draft Be Honored? 415
  • Waiting for Willkie 418
  • Waiting for Willkie 421
  • Unity Through Conscription 422
  • Unity Through Conscription 425
  • The Tide Turns Against Conscription 425
  • The Tide Turns Against Conscription 426
  • Notes 431
  • 'Amortization Amelioration' 432
  • Notes 436
  • The President's Predicament 439
  • Conscripts or Volunteers 441
  • Conscripts or Volunteers 442
  • The Voter's Dilemma 444
  • The Voter's Dilemma 447
  • The President's Secrets 449
  • The President's Secrets 450
  • Protecting War Profits 455
  • Protecting War Profits 461
  • The 'Wealth Conscription' Hoax 464
  • The 'Wealth Conscription' Hoax 467
  • More and More Mysteries 469
  • Hell Bent for Election 471
  • Dictatorship Today 473
  • Dictatorship Today 476
  • In Hitler's Footsteps 489
  • Building A Loyal Opposition 497
  • Building a Loyal Opposition 512
  • The Opposition Speaks Up 515
  • The Opposition Speaks Up 520
  • Prodding Japan into War 523
  • Prodding Japan into War 525
  • How Come France Collapsed 535
  • How Come France Collapsed 545
  • Why Germany Wins 553
  • Why Germany Wins 564
  • The Road We Follow 572
  • The Road We Follow 582
  • Whose 'New Order'? 595
  • Whose 'New Order'? 609
  • Adjustment and Change 614
  • Adjustment and Change 615
  • Index 619
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