Strout, Richard L.
March 1952
New Republic;3/24/52, Vol. 126 Issue 12, p15
The article discusses the trials and tribulations of U.S. president Harry S. Truman in his public career. He emerged victorious on a wave of sympathy in 1945 which had all but evaporated by the midterm Republican election victory of 1946; then he fought his way back to vindication in the astonishing race of 1948, and now he has plummeted down again. The article reasons that the difficulty of the problems he is faced with can be attributed to the sacrifices entailed on the people who traditionally take out their distress, by kicking around the most prominent politician available. But more important is Truman's difficulty of projecting himself and his ideas over to the public by conventional means.


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