Nation: The Emperor's Skivvies

For all the talk of a new stifling of dissent, the unsilent minority still seems fairly aggressive. Last week a group called 1970 Senators for Peace and New Priorities published a full-page ad in the New York Times depicting the President, the Vice President, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Defense, and South Carolina's Senator Strom Thurmond marching along in their undershorts, presumably leading the country toward the abyss.

"It's The Emperor's New Clothes all over again," said the ad, which promoted a Madison Square Garden rally to raise campaign funds for antiwar...

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