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“Some Fool Thing”

Following a press conference in the Oval Office, President Roosevelt ruminated on the growing crisis in the East.  Reflecting upon a recent bellicose statement by the head of the Japanese Press Association, FDR speculated with aides about the degree to which those remarks reflected official Japanese policy.

Date:  Oct 08, 1940
Participants:  Franklin Roosevelt
Conversation Number:  48-61:8(2)

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