The 73rd Congress: LEFT

"It is now," a sapient observer has observed, "becoming liberal to be conservative." So far has the New Deal shifted the fulcrum of U. S. politics that the old dividing line between Democrats and Republicans is today supplanted by a new line, less regular but more real, between Left and Right, collectivist and individualist, "new socialist" and "old capitalist." In viewing the present Congress, especially the Senate, it is noteworthy that the new liberal complexion derives not only from President Roosevelt but from the old "insurgent" Republicans or Progressives with whom,...

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