National Affairs: Review of Review

During the 1924 presidential campaign, much was heard concerning the "Coolidge myth." Democrats maintained that between the President's capacity and the President's reputation yawned a tremendous chasm, that a Republican press had created a fiction of a "strong, silent" White House occupant. When the President won the election with a plurality of 7,300,000 votes, they attributed his victory to the potency of the Coolidge "myth."

To the mangling of this "myth" many Democratic journalists have dedicated their writing—none more vigorously than Frank R. Kent, Washington correspondent of the Baltimore Sun. Each day his Washington despatches appear in the Sun; in...

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