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David Douglas Duncan

U.S. Political Conventions

Democratic National Convention, Chicago, August 24-29, 1968
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Far view of McCarthy standing on a stage, in a near-empty ballroom, addressing a small gathering of reporters.

[Before members of the press, in a near-empty ballroom, Eugene McCarthy concedes defeat.] "His anguished, self-assigned crusade, dead." [Chicago, August 1968.] Self-Portrait: U.S.A., p. 219.