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    Harry Truman March 29, 1952 Address Signed "Harry Truman." Seven pages, 8" x 14", Washington, D.C.; March 29, 1952. A speech given at the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner, where he gives his analysis of the political climate. He says, in part:

    "The political situation in this country may look complicated, but you can find the key to it in a simple thing: the Republicans have been out of office for twenty long years - and they are desperate to get back in office so they can control the country again. For twenty years the Republicans have been wandering in a political desert - like camels looking for an oasis. They don't drink the same thing that camels do, though. And if they don't find it pretty soon, the Republican Party may die out, altogether...Above all, the Democratic Party is working for peace on earth and goodwill among men. We believe that war is not inevitable, that peace can be won, that free men of all lands can find the way to live together in the world as good neighbors. That is why we have been willing to sacrifice to stop aggression - willing to send our money and our goods to help men in other countries stand up against tyranny; willing to fight in Korea to stop World War Three before it begins. For if the bloody harvest of world war were to bwgin anew, most of us would never see a peaceful world again." The speech has been signed on the last page in black ink.

    Condition: The address has flattened folds, with some light toning around the edges. Some bumping at the top edge. Ink from verso has bled through slightly onto front pages. Overall very fine.


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