DEMOCRATS: The Man Who Wasn't There

The C.I.O., the Northern city bosses and the South clashed last week at the 29th Democratic convention in Chicago. The fight, which ranged from the rawest of ward-heel tactics to the most delicate and nimble-witted of manipulations, ended in defeat for the C.I.O. and the Native Radical wing of the Democratic Party.

The C.I.O. and the evangelical amateurs had proved strong—the strongest of the three clashing wings of the party. But they lost to a combination of the city machines (Kelly, Hague and Flynn) and the entrenched conservatives of the South. But more important, the...

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