Nation: How to Win the Cities

One of the most persistent myths of U.S. politics is that the Democrats are invincible in the big cities and that the G.O.P. might as well shop around elsewhere for votes. New York's Senator Jacob K. Javits is one Republican who thinks otherwise, for he has found the shopping just fine in the biggest U.S. city of all. "The big cities of the U.S. represent the areas with the greatest political opportunity for the Republican Party," writes Javits in a book published this week, Order of Battle: A Republican's Call to Reason (Atheneum; $5.95). "The attitude which surrenders these to the...

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