National Affairs: The Famine

The two big noes—Harry Truman's and Adlai Stevenson's—still echoed through Democratic ranks last week as the party faithful gathered at the Waldorf for the great New York clambake. The affair was officially billed as a $100-a-plate testimonial dinner honoring Mutual Security Administrator W. Averell Harriman and launching him as a presidential candidate. It was also a prime Democratic livestock show, with all the prize specimens on display. But one measure of the Democrats' dazed condition was the fact that the blue ribbon went to Stevenson, who had just strolled out of the pasture....

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