National Affairs: Merger

The intellectual left had not done at all well for itself in the November elections. Brooding over the results, professional "liberals" in both the National Citizens Political Action Committee and the Independent Citizens' Committee of the Arts, Sciences and Professions convinced themselves that a merger might help. Last week in Manhattan, a joint meeting of the long-haired, politically wet-eared left heard some of the facts of political life from an independent who had made a go of it — Fiorello LaGuardia. Said Butch:

"I have never been in any party more than...

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