National Affairs: The Keynote

The old soldier, whose oratory on returning from the Far East had stirred the nation as it seldom is stirred by the spoken word, strode solemnly to the convention rostrum. The hushed hall waited, in mass expectancy, for another memorable address. Douglas MacArthur, General of the Army and one of the great orators of his day, did not disappoint his audience.

With a trumpet blast of rolling phrases, he sounded at once the call to a great political crusade: "A crusade to which all sound and patriotic Americans, irrespective of party, may well dedicate their hearts and minds and fullest...

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