POLITICS: The General v. Generals

For months Eisenhower supporters have believed that Douglas MacArthur was preparing a blow at their candidate. It was expected to land with an earthshaking thud, probably in the course of MacArthur's speech to the Republican Convention. Last week, in a speech to the Michigan legislature, MacArthur unleashed his missile. He named no names, but his remarks boiled down to a warning that a military man should not be President.

Said MacArthur: "The history of the world shows that republics and democracies have generally lost their liberties by way of passing from civilian to a quasimilitary status. Nothing is more conducive...

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