National Affairs: Debacle

The Press, ever watchful for the dramatic, for the pathetic, for the emotional, failed signally to capture the main dramatic theme of the Democratic Convention. It was a nominating Convention, and blindly the Press sought drama in the nomination, a hero in the nominee. Shakespeare, a greater dramatist, knew well that, in the tragedy of Caesar, Brutus was the moving character.

Who knows the exact date, the exact hour, the exact place where the three Scotch witches first ensnared their victim: "Treasury thou art, Railroads shalt be; More hereafter!". . .

William G. McAdoo...

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