Letters, Apr. 18, 1932

Washington Weaknesses Sirs:

The cynical political philosophy contained in the two quotations, which I cite below, from the April 4 issue of TIME, should be of alarming interest to everyone.

On p. 12, there is a footnote referring to Congressman Patman's measure on the Bonus, the last sentence of which reads: "Last week Congressman Patman declared that, with the election coming on, President Hoover would not 'dare' veto his bill."

And on the same page, in the next column, in a character sketch of Congressman La Guardia from TIME'S own pen, a sentence reads: "His...

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