National Affairs: Points by Davis

John William Davis, 1924 Democratic presidential nominee, onetime (1918-21) Ambassador to Great Britain, last week delivered the annual Stafford Little lectures at Princeton University.* His subject: "Party Government in the United States." In his first lectures he said: "A little more genuine and widespread effort in the line of strict party service by our so-called 'best citizens' would work a greater revival in this country than all the prayers and preachments of all the reformers." In his second lecture, after mocking at the pretentious, windy, ambiguous pronouncements of the quadrennial party platforms,...

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