Nation: The Teddy Issue

Many doctrinaire liberal Democrats do not quite approve of President Kennedy's brand of pragmatic liberalism, but they have little political choice but to back Jack—and, for that matter, Brother Bobby. When it comes to the Massachusetts Senate candidacy of young Brother Teddy, however, they seize with a vengeance upon the opportunity to dissent.

It was in this spirit that the National Committee for an Effective Congress (among its better-known leaders are Historian Arthur M. Schlesinger. father of White House Staffer Arthur Jr., Poet Archibald MacLeish, Harvard Law Professor Mark De Wolfe Howe, Political Scientist Hans Morgenthau) last week issued an unusual public...

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