THE NATION: The Road to November

The U.S.'s two great political parties this week took off along the twisting, bumpy road that leads to November. Each claimed right-of-way in the middle, but anybody who thought that the new era of "moderation" meant a calm, courteous campaign had not been listening to the cries that came out of Chicago. There, the Democratic platform accused the Republicans of "betrayal" on natural-resources policy, called the farm program "a direct vote-buying scheme," attacked a foreign policy of "bluster and bluff." Democratic orators scored Republican "racketeers," branded Vice President Richard Nixon as a "vice-hatchet...

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