Letters, Aug. 1, 1932

Mr. Palmer's Platform


In your issue of July 11 you say: "Except for Prohibition, the Democratic platform was even more vague than the Republican."

I assume you know the meaning of the word "vague." It is given in the Standard Dictionary as "ambiguous, hazy, shadowy, not clear to the understanding, obscure."

This amazing criticism can only be explained on the theory that you have not read the platforms, for whatever else may be said of the Democratic platform, the criticism that it is "not clear to the understanding" is a confession of lack of...

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