THE CAUSE IS MANKIND by Hubert H. Humphrey


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A Liberal's Program for Modern America"" is the subtitle for Senator Humphrey's short, personal, and thoroughly engaging book, and in no sense could it be termed inaccurate. It truly represents his views ""on subjects of paramount importance"" to him and to all of us. Those subjects range from civil rights to the farm program headache through unemployment, cultural needs, mental health, immigration, and foreign aid, to disarmament and the Cold War. ""American liberalism,"" he states, ""is in the authentic liberal tradition, in that it sees free competitive enterprise as the mainspring of economic life and is dedicated to the maintenance of the traditional freedoms of speech, of the press, of assembly, and the like."" If it is ""the like"" that you are interested in, you'll have to read closely between the lines, because this man is nothing if not a consummate politician. But he is a sincere man too, and ""a man who enjoys life."" The sincerity and the enjoyment, and above all the optimism, come through very well. He literally has ""never doubted America and its people."" A prominent and popular figure, Humphrey will doubtless receive attention, and an audience.

Pub Date: Aug. 17th, 1964
Publisher: raeger