POLITICS: Out of a Cocoon

In the midst of change that is vast and dramatic, the South has emerged from the political cocoon in which it was long imprisoned. But the transformation is still in transition.

There is a new and rising class of politicians. They have been eminently successful partly because Congress and the courts have diminished the politics of racial fear, partly because judicial decrees have, through reapportionment, distributed voting power more fairly. And with the nomination of Jimmy Carter for President, the politics of frustration—rooted in the knowledge that...

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