DEMOCRATS: Embarrassing Reminder

To the swelling chorus of voices which have been prescribing methods for revival of the Democratic Party was added last week the soft Georgia drawl of Senator Richard Russell. Speaking at a Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner in Raleigh, N.C., the South's favorite pre-convention candidate in 1952 spelled out the current thinking of Southern Democrats.

Russell served notice that the South would no longer tolerate a Democratic Party led by Northern "liberals" who blast Southern devotion to states' rights and "the right of private property" as "reactionary." (Though he named no names, Russell's listeners easily conjured up visions of such Americans for Democratic...

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