National Affairs: Sidewalks of Chicago

Over the week-end and into the dawn of Election Day, the pulse of the nation quickened until it sounded like a machine-gun tattoo or a concentrated yip, yip, hooray.

Those who would have given their shirts to be on the sidewalks of New York, or in critical St. Louis, or in gaudy Los Angeles, were jumping rashly at conclusions. The only place, for which it was worth casting to the breeze a shirt, was Chicago, the most exciting city in the nation. This was not due merely to pineapples and racketeers. True, there were four bombings as the election approached, but they...

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