In Europe the administration of democratic governments is in the hands of the leaders of the parties in power. In this country a party, once it has placed the administration of the Government in the hands of one of its members, continues its functions, separate from, but usually parallel to the administration. There are, in other words, two sets of leaders—the President with his Cabinet, and the leaders of the party committees.

Last week the country was startled when these two groups began to steer in...

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