A Perpetual Platform

Authors

  • Alexander L. Crosby

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-011-12-1960-04_2

Keywords:

Political Economy

Abstract

Scott Nearing, the most embarrassing man I know, used to embarrass the Democratic and Republican parties by writing to their national headquarters between campaigns and asking for a copy of their most recent platform. It wasn't that they were as nervous as the State Department's passport people about any communication from Nearing. The trouble was they had to hunt through file cabinets, desk drawers, accordion envelopes, and dusty trays, finding nothing but an assortment of candidates' biographies, radio scripts, and printers' bills. Then it was necessary to write a letter explaining that demand for the platform had been so heavy the document was temporarily out of print, but a copy would be mailed as soon as the stock was replenished.

Published

1960-04-02

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Articles