National Affairs: The Special Interests

Harry S. Truman last week explained again the secret of his party's past successes. "You know," said he. "the real reason the Democrats win elections is ... because the Democratic Party gives the American people the kind of government they want." The platform which his audience had adopted only two days before suggested that there was more to the President's statement than met the eye.

The 1952 Democratic platform does not address itself to the American people as a whole. Unlike progressives of an earlier day, Fair Deal Democrats conceive of politics not in...

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