July 1952
New Republic;7/28/52, Vol. 127 Issue 4, p5
The article focuses on the conflict within the Democrats in the U.S. following the issue of majority rules. In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt quietly broke the veto-hold of the South over the rest of the party. In 1948, South attempted to dictate the platform and lead a spontaneous and victorious drive for a strong civil-rights plank in the platform. As the 1952 Democratic convention assembled, the South posed the dominant problem. In the context with American liberalism, the adoption of a progressive platform and the liberal alliance could ensure Democratic victory.


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