National Affairs: Socialism!

(See front cover) Monster demonstrations for Smith along the Atlantic seaboard were the most interesting topic of the week for Democrats (see p. 13). Did those great crowds mean votes — or curiosity? Was Demos what Alexander Hamilton called it, "a great beast," or was it a thinking creature of articulate enthusiasms? Republicans also pondered the Smith ovations, both as campaign phenomena and with reference to a problem of their own. What were Republicans to think of Nominee Hoover's cry of warning against "State socialism" in his New York speech last fortnight? Was...

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