In 1940, with World War II already underway in Europe, the Republicans nominate...a former Democrat who had never held office before. How did Wendell Willkie, "the barefoot boy from Wall Street", come to take the GOP by storm? And why is it so important that both parties nominated an internationalist that year?
To fully understand these questions, we need to delve deep into the final chapter of Willkie's public life-- his "One World" tour across the globe during the middle of the war. Samuel "Sandy" Zipp from Brown University is our guest expert.