Letters, Aug. 1, 1960

Off & Running Sir: My spirits cringe at the possibility that, with bad luck, the next President of the U.S. will consult the "Kennedy clan" and the "family war councils" instead of his Cabinet. "Tribal law" will dictate policies on foreign affairs, national government, taxes, farm prices, et cetera, et cetera, ad infinitum!


Sir: Dedication to the common good, courage in the service of country, disciplined minds, ability to face crisis, strength of purpose—what more can be asked of any American family ?

DAN &...

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