The Nation: Nixon in the Pulpit: Economic Evangelism

ANY President must divide his presidency into distinctive roles. Last week Richard Nixon was the Chief Executive, urging the reconvening Congress to act on his New Economic Policy, meeting with labor leaders to help plan what wage and price restraints will follow the end of the 90-day freeze—which the President said he would not extend beyond Nov. 14. Nixon was also the economic evangelist, preaching a new-old faith in the basic strength of the American system.

Since he has largely pre-empted Democratic proposals for aiding the economy, the Democratic-controlled Congress is likely to give...

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