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1976 and the Machinery of American Government

There will be many commemorations of the 200th anniversary of American independence and it is fitting that there should be. The Republic is now, as it long has been, "the best hope of mankind" and no cavil about our present problems diminishes that hope one whit. Indeed, our problems persist because we persist in trying to achieve the goals set down 200 years ago by pragmatic men who were confident enough to strive for excellence.