FOUNDATIONS OF DEMOCRACY by

FOUNDATIONS OF DEMOCRACY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Democratic representative from Texas and the Republican senator from Ohio look horns in debate over Columbia network. This is the collection of the thirteen speeches, and they read surprisingly well, though at times T. V. Smith waxes a bit flowery, and Robert Taft hammers overmuch on the same note. All in all it is an honest and courageous example of how two men with sharply differing viewpoints can present opposing sides with comparatively little acrimony, each yielding some points to the other side, but standing by their own guns, and developing their positions clearly and concisely. They cover subjects in the public interest -- the Constitution, the Legislative bodies, the Executive, the Courts, Spending, the States, Social Security, the Wagner Act, Foreign Relations, the American farmer, etc. Documents of national interest are given in the Appendix for reference. Particularly important in view of the possible candidacy for Republican nomination -- as a way of studying Taft's political creed.

Pub Date: July 5th, 1939
Publisher: Knopf