THE NATION: View from a Polling Booth

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It was a curious anticlimax. Republicans had waited for years for the great day when the country would come to its senses and turn the Democrats out. The authors of the New Deal, in turn, had shuddered in anticipation of the awful moment when the G.O.P. would come to power, reduce their works to ashes, and set the laboring man to building country clubs on non-union wages.

But by this week, when the day seemed surely at hand, the G.O.P. had embraced most of Franklin Roosevelt's innovations. And the New Dealers...

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