A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 24, 1958

POLITICAL democracy as it exists in the U.S., wrote Walt Whitman, is "life's gymnasium, not of good only, but of all." Even in Whitman's day, there were those (mostly those who knew least about politics) who insisted that life's gymnasium was equipped only with dumbbells, but then and now the fact is that politics shapes the daily life of every U.S. citizen; politics is indeed "not of good only, but of all." Last week, with the 1958 elections well in the past, the U.S. might have been expected to take a political breather. Not...

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