NEW YORK: The Crucial 4%

The issue was as clear cut as any Republican could wish. It was the Fair Deal and its welfare state. The Republicans' John Foster Dulles did not say "yes, but—" or hint he could do it better; he declared bluntly that the Fair Deal was "statism," and he was against it. The Democrats' Herbert Lehman accepted the challenge headon: "If I go to Washington, I will work for a welfare state."

Last week the voters of the State of New York brought in their verdict. It was for the welfare state. In the...

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