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HOOVER, HERBERT. Typed Letter Signed, to Josiah T. Rose, intimating partial responsibility for aspects of the Moscow Declaration and questioning Wendell Willkie's campaign methods. 1 page, 4to, personal stationery; horizontal folds. (TFC) New York, 2 November 1943
". . . I am glad that you liked the speech from Kansas City. "The Declaration from Moscow follows the line which Gibson and I have been laying out fairly closely, so that apparently we have had some effect, although we will never have any credit. "The Willkie forces are of course carrying on a great publicity blitz. His off-the-record talks, however, to Party leaders at Saint Louis and again to the Congressmen, have been very costly to him. The whole situation is very confused, but will be somewhat cleared up by the election in New York. I am in hopes that the Republican will be elected as that will give the Party strength; if he is not, it will be a blow to Dewey's prestige which will probably advance Willkie to first place. "I found that the sentiment for MacArthur in the Midwest exceeds that for Willkie by a considerable amount." In the 1940 book The Problems of Lasting Peace, Hoover proposed that an international organization charged with preserving peace be established immediately, regardless of whether the War had concluded. The United Nations was founded four years later, in the winter of 1944, at the Dumbarton Oaks Conference in Washington, DC.
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