The Nation: Brown: Test By Rorschach

Andy Warhol once predicted that "in the future everybody will be world famous for at least 15 minutes." That McLuhanesque pronouncement comes uncannily close to what is happening to the Democratic candidates in this political season. After shuffling through a dozen presidential contenders in the first 18 primaries, the party focused much of its attention last week on California Governor Jerry Brown. He singlemindedly pushed for maximum exposure in Maryland for three weeks, stirred enormous excitement among voters and gave Jimmy Carter his worst licking since the New York primary.

Though Brown,...

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