It is not often that a publisher cannot, or will not, endorse the view-point, conclusions or dicta of the author of a book he publishes. In view of the unusual circumstances, however, it is hoped that the reader will look leniently upon the following explanation with regard to the inception of the book SONS OF THE WILD JACKASS and the reasons which caused it to have a narrow escape from being suppressed before publication.
On November 7, 1929, Senator George Higgins Moses of New Hampshire, addressing an audience of New England manufacturers, described the bloc of independent or irregular Senators in Washington as "Sons of the Wild Jackass." This term, an excellent example of the caustic wit and epigrammatic ability of the brilliant Senator, was seized upon with avidity by the newspapermen present, who realized its news value, and the next day "Sons of the Wild Jackass" was given a front page spread by many of the leading newspapers throughout the country. The correctness or aptitude of the expression was debated editorially by the leading political writers, with varying conclusions according to their political convictions, and was an instant subject of comment and debate in the cloak-rooms and halls of Con