Nation: How Right Is Wrong?

Appearing at a Whittier, Calif., banquet in honor of his 49th birthday, Republican Richard Nixon last week called upon both parties to "fight the extremes of the far left and the far right." The extremists are a small minority, said Nixon, "but their influence is far greater than their number because they are so active and so noisy."

Nixon's statement came in reply to charges, leveled against him by Democratic Governor Edmund ("Pat") Brown, that he was soft on the ultraconservatives.

It also underlined the fact that political extremism has become the hottest election...

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