Quote of the day, from Schlesinger's Vital Center:
There is no sign in either nation that the capitalists are putting up a really determined fight against those who would use the state to restrict their profits and reduce their power--even perhaps to take their property away from them. . . .
Britain has already submitted itself to social democracy; the United States will very likely advance in that direction through a series of New Deals. . . .
The failure of nerve is over. The new radicalism need not invoke Marx at every turn in the road, or points its prayer-rug every morning to Moscow. It has new confidence in its own insights and its own values.