National Affairs: The Handle of Faith

"This is a good time to think about the future," said Dwight Eisenhower, "for this convention is celebrating its 100th anniversary." So saying, he staked his speech on pointing the Grand Old Party away from all the inhibitions of its recent past toward a vista that it had never really allowed itself since the exuberant days of Theodore Roosevelt. From Henrik Ibsen he borrowed his text: "I hold that man is in the right who is most closely in league with the future."

"Today I want to demonstrate the truth of a single proposition: the Republican Party is the party of the...

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