National Affairs: New York v. New York

As shrilly described by New York City officials on various occasions in recent months, Governor Thomas E. Dewey is a "thwarted dictator" who, for "brazenly political" motives, imposed a "bizarre" fiscal program on the city, and then tried to "confuse the people" with "crocodile tears" and "slick half-truths." These harsh words were really beamed, not at Dewey, but at New York City's voters. A mayoralty election is due in November, and several city officials, including Mayor Vincent R. Impellitteri, are eagerly hopeful.

The shrill cries began when Mayor Impellitteri, faced with a $175...

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