National Affairs: Academic

Out, in a guarded way, came Oswald Garrison Villard and the embattled Nation (liberal weekly) for Nominee Smith. Let the latter continue his "frank clarity of utterance," said Editor Villard, and "he will win the support of most of the 5,000,000 voters who supported La Follette in 1924."

In 1924, La Follette carried only Wisconsin, with 15 electoral votes. But, had the La Follette and Davis votes been pooled, President Coolidge would have lost 13 of the States which he won and 86 of his electoral votes. He would still have been President Coolidge,...

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