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"Senator Arthur Vandenberg had told Truman he must 'scare hell out of the country' if he meant to get his massive foreign program through the Congress. And that is what Truman did." (12)

"Clark Clifford, Truman's campaign strategist, identified Wallace as the principal threat to re-election in his famous memo of November 1947. He said Truman should head off this threat by 'some top-level appointments from the ranks of the progressives,' by offering civil rights programs ('the South can be...safely ignored"), and by 'isolating' Wallace: 'the Administration must persuade prominent liberals and progressives—and no one else—to move publicly into the fray. They must point out that the core of Wallace's backing is made up of Communists and fellow travelers." (24)

"But I don't want to write about my historical conclusions—it isn't my game. I tell myself that this third time out, if I...

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