Being liberal these days is simply a matter of being more liberal than the next man. There are some who believe that Herbert Hoover is a radical. There are others who believe that Herbert Hoover—and H. L. Mencken and Norman Thomas—are old fogies.
The New Masses ("liberal" monthly) in its February issue spoke bitterly about The Nation ("liberal" weekly) :
"Some weeks ago in his page in The Nation, Heywood Broun offered an opinion as to what was wrong with that godly mouthpiece of prosperous liberalism.
"He suggested .that The Nation was...