National Affairs: A Reasoned Choice

Profound and passionless, the New York Times last week looked out on the seething U. S. political scene, weighed, balanced, pondered, reviewed through two long editorial columns, ended by offering its readers "A Reasoned Choice." The choice: Roosevelt. The reasons: Nominee Landon offers little but a second-hand New Deal, blighted by his Party's traditional isolationism. Nominee Roosevelt, a keen judge of public opinion, will make his second Administration more conservative than his first. Commanding the confidence of the distressed masses, he will "provide insurance against radicalism of the sort which the United...

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