THE NATION: To the Future

Six months ago it looked as if Harry S. Truman and Robert A. Taft would be the nominees for the presidency. Instead of these familiar quantities, the country now has to reckon with two men relatively new to national politics, both clearly able, both clearly capable of springing lots of surprises. The two meetings at the stockyards proved that fresh winds are badly needed.

Different as the two conventions were, they had one striking feature in common: intense conservatism. The Democrats' eyes were turned back to 1932. A more popular character even than...

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