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Robert Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy

Robert Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy — Information about the views of Robert Kennedy concerning Eugene McCarthy may be found in In His Own Right: The Political Odyssey of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, by Joseph A. Palermo. (2002).  See chapter,“The Hottest Place … Continue reading

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Running for President More than Once

Senator McCarthy had a purpose in running for president again and again, During the presidential campaign 1992 quoting Plutarch, the ancient Greek historian he said: ”They are wrong who think that politics is like an ocean voyage or military campaign, … Continue reading

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Scotch — Neat, No Ice

Every now and then, when entertaining myself with facts about Gene McCarthy, I come across a hint or two that he liked to talk and drink whiskey with his friends. I did not have much luck trying to figure what … Continue reading

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Poet Politician

Senator McCarthy, in politics, was a poet.  Think about that.  I know him as a person who wrote poetry.  This is not right, it is not enough.   As I learn more and think more of my fellow Minnesotan, I realize … Continue reading

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Eric Snowden

Is there much to say today? I think so. In the past several days, a young man stepped forward and disclosed a massive personal fact gathering program and institution of the United States government.  Every communication is open to surveillance. … Continue reading

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Eugene McCarthy as I remember him

This is the image of Senator McCarthy I carry most often in my memory.

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Engagement, Becoming a Novitiate

Gene McCarthy asked Abigail Quigley to be in his wife in January 1938.  He was 22, she about 23.  Their marriage did not come about soon.  In March of 1942 he became a novitiate of the Benedictine order at St. … Continue reading

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