DEMOCRATS: The Know-Nothing Revolt?

Are the Democrats, apparently riding the crest of the wave, headed for blind disaster on some still-distant shore? One Democrat who thinks so is Harvard Historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., brain-truster and speechwriter for Adlai Stevenson through two campaigns. Modern Democratic bosses are deliberately ignoring a treasure of intellectual-liberal candidates in favor of "mediocre party hacks," Schlesinger writes in the New Republic. Case in point: Tammany's passing over of onetime Secretary of the Air Force Thomas K. Finletter in New York to hand the U.S. Senate nomination to District Attorney Frank Hogan, who "has hardly voiced a public...

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