THE NATION: To Make a Good Society

The face of the Republican Party, as shown by its candidates, had never appeared so photogenic, so confident, so politically winning. Gazing out from the front pages of the nation's press, it smoothly combined the cool self-assurance of Thomas Edmund Dewey, 46, with the genial Western affability of smiling Earl Warren, 57.

Political Bull's-Eye. The exhausted, sweating convention delegates had known and got almost exactly what they wanted. The real battle was never over issues. The Republican Party from the outset wanted someone like Arthur Vandenberg or Harold Stassen or Tom Dewey—all men who believed that the U.S. must accept...

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