National Affairs: The Trial of Jacob Javits

Into the marble-pillared Senate Caucus Room one day last week strode Republican Jacob K. Javits, the attorney general of New York. He was about to repeat in open session what he had just told the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee behind closed doors: the charges that he had knowingly sought Communist help in furthering his career were false. The matter was urgent—both for Jacob Javits and the New York G.O.P. Five days later some 300 Republican committeemen were scheduled to meet in Albany to nominate a candidate for the U.S. Senate, and Javits...

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