THE CONGRESS: Men of Destiny

With the world watching them, half a thousand U.S. citizens took their seats last week on Capitol Hill. They were the puzzled, troubled and individualistic members of the 82nd Congress. In a hushed Senate chamber, Chaplain Frederick Brown Harris concluded: "May there ascend from every member . . . the solemn prayer: 'So help me, God!''

The hush did not last long. The 82nd had come in on the heels of the turbulent 81st, which had quit only the day before. In a final burst of legislative speed, the 81st had passed the $20 billion supplementary military appropriation, the...

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