PARTIES: Young Troops

In Washington one day fortnight ago an old man and a young man looked into each other's eyes and tried to see the future. But it was hard for them to see ahead because every time one looked at the other's face he found himself involuntarily staring back into the past of the Republican Party. The two gentlemen were Senator William Edgar Borah and Theodore Roosevelt, and though they could not see the future clearly, they found they were in substantial agreement.

Some 22 years ago, when...

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