National Affairs: Challenge from the South

Ever since the Dixiecrat revolt of 1948, politicians and pundits have been speculating about the course Southern Democrats would follow in 1952. Truman failed to heal the rift between Northern and Southern Democrats. On the other hand, most of the Dixiecrat leaders lost ground within the Democratic Party. The South's problem this time was how to oppose Truman without leaving the party. Last week the Southern leaders disclosed the first step in their program.

At a quiet press conference on Capitol Hill, Georgia's Senator Richard Brevard Russell announced that he is a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. Said he: "I am...

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