U.S. Affairs: We Shall Triumph Again

The Democrats were resolved to make this a businesslike, no-nonsense sort of convention, and on the first day they succeeded. The first session started half an hour behind schedule (despite a promise that sessions would begin only 15 minutes late), but things moved ahead snappily.

The assembly felt its first political thrill when Governor Adlai Stevenson made his brisk speech. Next speaker was Senator Paul Douglas of Illinois. Instead of generalities, which are customary for a convention's first day, Douglas chose to speak on a very specific issue, and one that was obviously...

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