Nation: CRUSADE OF THE BALLOT CHILDREN

NOT since the civil rights march on Mississippi in the summer of 1964 had so many young Americans committed themselves so fervently to a major national cause. Indeed, the volunteers who swarmed to Eugene McCarthy in New Hampshire were far more deeply involved in the political mainstream than the civil rights marchers, and his youthful workers—some 5,000 strong—won results far more tangible and immediate than their predecessors in the South. In an era when many younger Americans are turning away from involvement in the democratic process, by dropping out either to psychedelia or...

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