National Affairs: The Man of Spirit

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In the two-month wait between the primaries and the real preliminaries of election year 1956, the U.S. voter had a little trouble keeping his eyes open. The U.S. was at peace, its people were more prosperous than ever, President Eisenhower was on the mend, and moderation was the spirit of the day. The voter nodded drowsily while Democratic candidates trudged busily around the country. Last week he woke up with a start to discover that Adlai Stevenson held a runaway lead for the Democratic nomination. And next week even the most somnolent...

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