The Nation: Catering to Azerbaijanis

Mike Balzano, Taras Szmagala, Libby Allemang, Mike Sotirhos, S.J. Skubik and Baiba Funke. The names read like a roster of Democratic precinct captains in Chicago's 42nd ward. Wrong place, wrong party. They are actually staff members of the National Republican Heritage Groups Council —certified Republicans all and proud of it in this election year. They have found a friend in Richard Nixon, and he has found congenial qualities in them: a conservative style of patriotism, the Protestant ethic (though they are mostly Roman Catholic), antiradicalism and nonpermissiveness. They are the so-called ethnics, whom the Republicans are sparing no time or energy...

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