National Affairs: A Study in Ballots

Every presidential election really is a self-portrait of America . . . Into that portrait go all their inherited traditions,' the clashings of different economic, social and sectional interests; the tensions of race, religion and color, as well as the strivings toward tolerance and Americanization; the transitions of aging and rising generations, the tenacious grip of memories of the past; the ferments of hopes for the future.—Samuel Lubell in The Future of American Politics.

The dominant fact of last week's American self-portrait is that Ike Eisenhower's attraction crosses almost the whole varied range of...

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