DEMOCRATS: Voice of Opposition

As speaker-in-chief of the Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner (East Coast division) last week, Adlai Stevenson had to do a couple of jobs which many Democrats still found passing strange after all their years in office: 1) help get his own party out of hock, and 2) take a critical look at the party in power. He attracted 1,400 of the faithful into the ballroom of Philadelphia's Bellevue-Stratford Hotel at $100 a head. There they heard Stevenson use his gift for bright English to express an exceedingly dim view of the state of the world—especially that part of it affected by...

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