Elections: A Bigger Club

Though every election has its purely parochial aspects, there were clear signs last week that American politics in off-year 1965 was being conducted in a far tougher and more sophisticated context at state and city levels. Put simply, the voter seemed more concerned than ever with practical results rather than partisan victories, with the contents of the package rather than the label. In races vital to the welfare of their own communities, voters not only crossed party lines but also freely ignored ethnic, religious and economic distinctions to support appealing and constructive...

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