POLITICAL NOTES: Voice of the People?

The night after Henry Wallace announced himself a candidate for the presidency of the U.S., he turned up with Russophile Singer Paul Robeson on the stage of the darkened Milwaukee Auditorium. Standing under a dramatic spotlight, facing an audience of 3,600 who had paid from 50¢ to $2 apiece to hear him,* Candidate Wallace began laying down his campaign platform. From offstage, a microphone boomed: "This is the voice of the people for Wallace. Now is the time to stand up and be counted."

Last week there were plenty of people standing up...

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