National Affairs: Signed, But Not Read

Senator Hubert Humphrey, a careful reader of magazines, was incensed again. Standing in the Senate chamber one afternoon last week, he brandished a copy of the December Harper's, then read excerpts from an article entitled "The Country Slickers Take Us Again." The article, a blast at farm subsidies, was enough to make any farm-belt Senator (such as Minnesota's Humphrey) writhe in anguish. Excerpts:

¶"Our pampered tyrant, the American farmer, is about to get his boots licked again by both political parties . . . the Democrats will set up a pious, baritone moan about...

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