National Affairs: Home Again, Home Again

For 19 months the 79th Congress waded neck deep in the muck of problems deposited by war & peace. As a Congress it was no better or worse than most U.S. Congresses. The people might have hoped that its representatives would rise to a unique and critical occasion. That they did no better than they did—or no worse —should have surprised no one. They were, after all, representative of the people, and the people themselves were not yet steadied to the onslaught of peace.

The crops that Congress planted in the muck were both good...

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