In England John Anderson, former Governor of Bengal, where he ruthlessly repressed rebellion, caused so much resentment that he was transferred to another post. Protest rose so high in the Commons that he agreed to release 10,000 suspects whom he had imprisoned. ( Time, Aug. 12, 1940)
Books, 1940) by George Seldes, author of "Lords of the Press" and editor of In
Fact, brings together much interesting material culled and clipped and quoted from newspapers and other periodicals.
We are being rapidly and efficiently "sold" participation in Europe's war, by much the same methods the oil burner salesman uses on us boobs. The "Committee to 'Defend' America by Aiding the Allies" is putting on high pressure. Naturally the President approves. Some believe it better to swap horses crossing the stream than the ocean.
"Our Election and Europe's War", Sat Eve Post, May 11, is by Demaree Bess, who writes, "The stage seems to be set for a final struggle between those Americans who want to bring us into the Allied-German war and those who want to keep us out. That struggle coincides with our presidential election and seems likely to dominate it.(1)
"It is almost three years since President Roosevelt began to pull and push the American people back into the thick of world politics. An Englishman . . . said to me: 'It would be wonderful for us if Mr. Roosevelt received a third term'." "British and French governments" refused "to negotiate a peace . . . so long as they could see that vast untapped reservoir of . . . the most powerful neutral, the United States.(2) "Mr. Roosevelt was confident he was running no danger of involving the United States in war", that he could "outbluff" Hitler and Mussolini "in the European poker game". ( Alsop and Kintner confirm this.)
"Too Many Germans?" asks Wallace R. Deuel, Sat Eve Post, May 25. "British propaganda is more effective than the others . . . and