THE DEMOCRATIC SPLIT: It Is Deep & Real--& Wno Can Repair It?

OUT from the office of Minnesota's liberal Democratic Governor Orville Freeman last week went a flurry of telegrams urging the state's Democratic members of Congress to support the defense budget of Republican Dwight Eisenhower. "This program," wrote Freeman, "is of utmost importance to insure our safety and to promote the prospects for peace in the U.S. and the world." Governor Freeman was not the only Democratic leader upset by the budget-slashing direction of the 85th Congress under Texas Democrats Lyndon Johnson and Sam Rayburn. In nearly every state outside the South, top Democrats viewed with anguish and anger the...

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