ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Mostly Window-Dressing

September 7, 1968 tion failed to patch up. It is not clear even whether Humphrey's main rival for the nomination, Senator Eugene McCarthy, will at all back the party's candidate. But if Humphrey perseveres with his aggressive stand in support of the Vietnam war, he may well lose the support of the substantial liberal wing of the Democratic party. The split in the party is not only about Vietnam, however. Many delegates at the party convention were deeply shocked by the use of armed police and troops to repress demonstrators. The police violence had been ordered by Chicago's Democratic Mayor with the apparent concurrence of the ruling Humphrey forces in the party.

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