The Nation: Sharing Loaves and Fishes

I IKE many vacation-bound Americans, Richard Nixon had ambitious reading plans during his three-day rest in the Virgin Islands last week. He took along three books, each of them "dull," he said. It is not known how much reading he got done in all that sunshine, but one selection, Robert Blake's biography of Benjamin Disraeli,* was especially apt. The great Tory, who 100 years ago led his country into a memorable period of progressive reform, once wrote: "All power is a trust . . . we are accountable for its exercise; from the people,...

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