Nation: The Citizen Candidate

When an egghead runs for political office, his backers ordinarily try to build up his image as a regular guy. If, for example, he once went to a baseball game, he now gets billed as a devoted fan. But H. Stuart Hughes, running as an independent for Senator from Massachusetts, departs from this pattern. A Harvard history professor and the author of several scholarly works, Hughes is an egghead who makes no concessions to popular political behavior.

Opting Out. Tall and owlish, Hughes candidly declares that he has "never been a strenuous anti-Communist" and that his "sympathies have mostly been with democratic...

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