Tammany Hall in National Politics

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William Gibbs McAdoo, in his speech on “Prohibition, Nullification and. Lawlessness,”1 which was generally accepted as reopening for 1928 the contest that wrecked the Democratic National Convention in 1924, warned the country that “corrupt municipal politics,” cloaked behind the movement against the Volstead act and the prohibition amendment, was making “a concerted and nationwide drive to encompass with its fatal embrace the national politics of this country.”

“The long, hard road which lies before us and the long, hard battle for which we must gird ourselves,” he said, “is to break down the power of the corrupt political machines and rings which form the connecting link between crime and politics; and which, not content with holding so many of our large cities in their grip, ...

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