REPUBLICANS: The Thousand Cuts

"I am not attacking the Administration or the Congress," said Tom Dewey's even voice of Republican opposition this week. "I am desperately concerned with where we are and where we are going [because] the whole concept of human freedom is in danger of being wiped off the face of the earth.

"No one knows whether this peril is simply the ancient Oriental device of inflicting a thousand cuts [where] no one of the cuts is fatal, but over a long enough period the victim dies. It may be the thousand cuts or it may be all-out atomic warfare . ....

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