Letters, Jul. 13, 1959

Vendetta Congress?

Sir:

I am sorry for the brilliant, devoted, courageous Lewis Strauss, whose 40 years of public service the U.S. Senate has rewarded with humiliation and defeat [June 29]. But I am sorrier for the U.S. Have the once honorable members of this once august body nothing better to do than bicker and quibble over the appointments of proven statesmen?

WILL DAVISON New York City

Sir:

Let it go, then, as an epitaph for this 86th "Vendetta" Congress that at a time when foreign nations, both infant and aged, sought for some cynosure, this Congress was noted for the elevation of personal grudges, the exemplification...

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