National Affairs: Prospect & Retrospect

It takes a fast dollyman on the camera to keep Douglas MacArthur in focus.

After the Minnesota primary dealt a heavy blow to Robert Taft's chances, General MacArthur last week suddenly appeared at the front of the stage. He was discussed more seriously as a presidential possibility than at any time since last summer. MacArthur responded by saying that he was not a candidate, but he also pointed to an earlier statement that he would not "shrink . . . from accepting any public duty to which I might be called by the American people."

A few days later, in uniform, he appeared...

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