New York: The Bossism Bogy

Looking out mournfully over the tumult in a resort meeting hall called the Playhouse, New York State Democratic Chairman John Burns last week asked the 345 state party committeemen: "Why have chaos when you can have order?" The question was rhetorical: New York Democrats regard chaos as their birthright. Even so, as they gathered to designate the regular party ticket for Governor, U.S. Senator and other statewide offices, they outdid themselves.

Item. After skillfully engineering the committee's overwhelming endorsement of his candidacy, Arthur J. Goldberg coolly told his backers that he would...

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