The Elephant Graveyard

Fairlie, Henry
August 1976
New Republic;8/21/76, Vol. 175 Issue 8/9, p21
Analyzes that why the conservative Republicans are so ferocious in their denunciations of the influence of the "East," or the "Eastern Establishment," or "Wall Street" on the conventional leadership of the party. Career of Robert Taft as a Republican leader; Comment of Taft's biographer that his Eastern Republicans was rising; Struggle of Taft against the Eastern influence in his party culminated in his head-on collision with the forces that nominated Dwight David Eisenhower; Popularity of Republican Party in the U.S.; View of Harold Hoffman, the Republican governor of New Jersey, the Republican party is hampered by leaders who are still living among cobwebs and mothballs; Assessment of the status and position of the republican Party under different diplomats and politicians.


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