Politics: Chaos on the Left

After a summer of mounting disenchantment with President Johnson, it seemed to many left-wing groups that the time was ripe to coalesce the nation's discontent into a third national political party. But when 200 radical organizations tried to do so last week in Chicago at a convention of the Nation al Conference for New Politics, the result was a shambles.

Delegates to the five-day meeting, 2,000 strong, ranged from Trotskyites to Maoists, from bearded antiwar pro testers to barefoot poverty workers. Their slogan : "Don't Mourn for Amer ica —Organize!" Martin Luther King urged that next year's elections be turned into...

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