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Defend America First: The Antiwar Editorials of the Saturday Evening Post, 1939-1942 Garet Garrett

Defend America First: The Antiwar Editorials of the Saturday Evening Post, 1939-1942

Garet Garrett

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In 1939 much of the world was at war. In the United States, President Franklin D. Roosevelt believed America eventually would be forced to join the conflict. F.D.R. launched a campaign to rally citizens and Congress to the cause.But not everyoneMoreIn 1939 much of the world was at war. In the United States, President Franklin D. Roosevelt believed America eventually would be forced to join the conflict. F.D.R. launched a campaign to rally citizens and Congress to the cause.But not everyone agreed with the presidents beliefs or methods. Roosevelts situation was, in many respects, similar to problems faced by recent American presidents, including the Bush administration.Garet Garrett, editorial writer for the SATURDAY EVENING POST was one of the most outspoken and articulate voices for the America First movement that opposed the war.DEFEND AMERICA FIRST is a collection of Garretts Saturday Evening Post editorials questioning FDRs decision to move the nation toward war. The editorials were selected and arranged by Seattle Times columnist Bruce Ramsey. In his introduction Ramsey points out that Garrett wasnt unwilling to fight Hitler. He was unwilling to pick a fight, especially when the country wasnt ready. Garretts belief that FDRs actions were unconstitutional helped to fuel his vehement editorials opposing Roosevelts foreign policy.