Eugene McCarthy has demonstrated enormous political courage in challenging President Johnson directly in the primaries. He is not a man much given to the quixotic gesture. And since he has risked the ire of the supremely powerful in this country, we can be sure that he has done so only because of the most compelling conviction that this war is, by any measure, beyond the endurance of moral men. We were not prepared that it be he who would do battle with Johnson.
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