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The Conservative Affirmation.

Robert J. Needles, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1964;113(2):313-314. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.00280080149042.
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Judging from the comment in Congress and the press, the political oratory of the day, and the general bewilderment among the rest of us, no one is older than yesterday and the American system of government was created last week. In The Conservative Affirmation, Prof Wilmoore Kendall moves deeply into the background of the American constitutional system. His vade mecum is The Federalist, for he believes that in the recommendations of Hamilton, Jay, and Madison are the proof of that wisdom which the conservative honors above all earthly achievements.

If there is in American a drift toward helplessness in the face of great problems, or resignation of the American spirit in the face of what is declared to be inevitable, both attitudes are vaporized by truth. It is truth that at Runnymede in 1215 the monarch agreed to rule in accordance with the desires of his people; that government is


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