National Affairs: Moderate Thoughts

Few U.S. politicians labor so devotedly over their speeches as Adlai Stevenson and few get so much mileage out of them. Since 1953 Stevenson has published three volumes of speeches and articles. Latest of these is What I Think (240 pp.; Harper; $3), a collection of Stevenson pronouncements since the end of the 1952 presidential campaign.

Despite the implied promise of its title, What I Think offers few specific commitments. Among the few:

BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT: "The New Deal legislation of the thirties helped to provide a 'built-in' consumer demand that business could then work to satisfy . . . I hope this...