National Affairs: California Clash

"You are a damned liar," exploded the Chief Justice of the United States at a Washington cocktail party last week. Heads turned amid the crush of Justices, Senators, Congressmen and newsmen to see Earl Warren face off against Earl Mazo, 40, New York Herald Tribune reporter and author of the notably fair-minded new biography, Richard Nixon, a Political and Personal Portrait (see BOOKS).

Minutes after being introduced to Mazo, Warren attacked a passage of the book that opened up one of the old sores of California Republicanism: how Nixon won his 1950 Senate race...

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