National Affairs: A Pitting of Opposites

Douglas McKay is not an intellectual, an actor, a proved bigtime administrator, or a leader with a large personal following. He dislikes arguing issues and he distrusts "New Deal longhairs." He knows how to do a job and how to get along with people and, in the U.S., that is sometimes better than theory.

—TIME, Aug. 23, 1954.

Wayne Morse's brilliance has not ripened into political wisdom; the spirit of compromise which responsibility Brings has not brushed him. He plays to the gallery, in which he is his most appreciative audience. But he plays without chicanery —and there are few Senators who...

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