November 3, 2020

This Election Day, Wishing for Wendell Willkie

by Stanley A. Weiss

GSTAAD-I was 13 years old when America engaged in the most consequential presidential election of my lifetime.

The year was 1940. For months, the shadow of Adolph Hitler had grown across Europe, toppling free countries, enslaving free people, and sending Jews to die in camps. By the time the U.S. election began, only Great Britain stood between Nazi Germany and a Europe with swastikas flying over every state capital.

To survive, Britain desperately needed America’s help. It needed our tanks, our planes, and our military supplies to fight Germany on land, air, and sea. But the last thing Americans wanted was to get entangled in another World War.

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