Letters, Feb. 12, 1951

Vote of Thanks

Sir:

The Great Debate rolls on, and we now have our giant among pygmies—Paul Douglas—superbly reported by TIME, Jan. 22. This for our day is Lincoln speaking at Cooper Institute. As Lincoln defined and resolved the issues of his time in that speech, so Douglas has now resolved and defined the issues of our day and hour . . . Lincoln's Cooper Union speech has been credited with winning for him the presidency.*It is doubtful that Paul Douglas has given the presidency a thought. Neither Republicans nor Democrats, if they would...

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