National Affairs: Paradox

The Washington correspondent of the Manhattan pinko-political weekly, the New Republic, last week risked his reputation with the categorical assertion: "I know of no really important party man who is at heart for Mr. Coolidge for another term"—yet his risk was not too great, for the assertion is not wide of the mark. One of the phenomena of the Coolidge regime is that its leader has won little affection from either politicians or newspapermen in Washington, yet receives what is known as a "good press" and no little political support. The explanation seems to...

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