THE PRESIDENCY: The Mob

Few presidents are bold enough to belittle the great mass of U. S. citizens to their-face. No matter how much he may privately agree with Alexander Hamilton's aristocratic theory of government, a president must, as a political officeholder, appear before the voting public as an apostle of Thomas Jefferson's Democratic doctrines. He must seem to exalt the mob's wisdom, bow to its righteous power, inflate its sense of selfimportance, cater to its emotional reflexes.

Last week when the Yale Daily News printed as direct quotations from Herbert Hoover a set of views...

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