Letters, Dec. 29, 1947

The Sainted Brethren

Sir:

Governor Dewey is quoted as saying, through the medium of an aide, that he never criticizes other members of his party publicly [TIME, Dec. 1]. It is to be hoped that Governor Dewey does not regard politics as a game wherein the Republicans are always and automatically right, and the Democrats usually wrong.

For Dewey to state in effect that he criticizes publicly members of the opposition party, but never his sainted Republican brethren, is to reduce almost completely the value of his public criticism in the minds of thinking...

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