National Affairs: The Womb of Tragedy

The Searchlight on Congress, K. K. K. journal, last week beamed editorially :

"Misfortune—to others—has been largely the foundation of the Coolidge career. Each of his greatest advancements came directly from the womb of tragedy:

"A predecessor's defeat gave him his chance to become President of the Massachusetts Senate with the inevitable, machine-controlled sequence of Lieutenant Governor and Governor.

"Next came the Boston police strike, which left easily avoidable death and devastation in its wake—that gave him the Vice Presidency.

"Then Harding died; and he thus became President.

"The Boston calamity was his political chariot. The...

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