The Press: Vacation from Dreariness

"I'm afraid that I have made the not uncommon mistake of trying to act as though I was still as young as I used to be." With that reluctant admission, Syndicated Columnist Joseph Alsop took off for Europe last week on an indeterminate leave of absence. His abrupt departure seemed surprising in a man who has always relished the partisan enthusiasms of a presidential campaign, the chance to expound for his readers on every facet of American politics. But this year, said Joe in his final column, "the campaign has been a dreary business." And in a letter to his syndicate,...

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