National Affairs: Isolated Grandeur

Senator Borah opened his campaign for reëlection. The Republicans had been praying him to give them strong support. LaFollette had asked him to follow Brookhart into the Progressive fold. The reason both wanted Borah was because, with the possible exception of LaFollette, politically he is the strongest man west of the Mississippi. And it is a good guess that the reason for his strength is that he does not do the kind of thing they asked him to do.

Borah has the strength of isolation. In ordinary men, isolation is a weakness. It is...

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