Protest: Advise & Dissent

Harry Truman, who knows what it is to fight a foreign enemy under a bombardment of domestic criticism, had some sharp-tongued answers last week for the current generation of dissenters. Lyndon Johnson, he suggested, should simply ignore criticism of his Viet Nam policy by the likes of Senators Robert and Edward Kennedy. "They are outsiders, just as I am," snapped Truman. "They have no more business sticking their noses in than I have." As for draft-card burners, said Harry, "all they want is front-page attention."

If so, they should be happy. A...

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