IN a column that appeared on the editorial page of the New York Times, Eugene McCarthy last week gave an eloquent explanation of the evolution of his campaign from an "educational program" to a full-fledged fight for the presidency. Highlights:

Everywhere I have campaigned I have sensed a deep uneasiness about the war and about the quality of our leadership. It flows from a profound and growing conviction that something is wrong with the direction of American society.

It is now clear to me that the discontent of the young is only the most dramatic sign of a feeling of paralysis that is...

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