National Affairs: Adult Education

Arriving back at his headquarters in Manhattan last week, the least ambitious of all third-party candidates announced that the election was "in the bag." not for himself but for Franklin D. Roosevelt. By this piece of intellectual honesty Socialist Norman Thomas made a fool both of himself and of his opponents.

Although Nominee Thomas has scoured the continent from coast to coast, since July 1 has averaged two speeches a day and spent most of his nights in Pullman upper berths, although enough intellectual candor has gone into his speeches to debunk the inflated...

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