American Burke by Greg Weiner

– Greg Weiner, American Burke: The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, University Press of Kansas, 2015.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003) may be best known as a statesman. He served in the administrations of presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford; was ambassador to India and the United Nations; and represented New York in the U.S. Senate for four terms.… More

The Professor and the President

– Stephen Hess, The Professor and the President: Daniel Patrick Moynihan in the Nixon White House, Washington D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2014.
From the publisher: What happens when a conservative president makes a liberal professor from the Ivy League his top urban affairs adviser? The president is Richard Nixon, the professor is Harvard’s Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Of all the odd couples in… More

Freedom Is Not Enough by James Patterson

– James Patterson, Freedom Is Not Enough: The Moynihan Report and America’s Struggle over Black Family Life—from LBJ to Obama, New York: Basic Books, 2010.
From the publisher: On June 4, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson delivered what he and many others considered the greatest civil rights speech of his career. Proudly, Johnson hailed the new freedoms granted to African Americans due to the newly passed Civil… More

Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary

– Steven R. Weisman, Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary, New York: PublicAffairs, 2010.
From the publisher: When Daniel Patrick Moynihan died in 2003 the Economist described him as “a philosopher-politician-diplomat who two centuries earlier would not have been out of place among the Founding Fathers.” Though Moynihan never wrote an… More

Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual in Public Life

– Robert A. Katzmann, ed. Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual in Public Life, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.
From the publisher: One of the most distinguished figures in twentieth-century American politics, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, was at the center of virtually every major political issue of his day, offering a distinct voice unique in its prescience,… More

Daniel Patrick Moynihan

– Michael Barone, “Daniel Patrick Moynihan,” Wall Street Journal, March 28, 2003.
Excerpt: America has never had anyone in public life with the blazing originality of mind of Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Such originality cannot be entirely explained: It is the product of an intellect and a character that are unique. Yet I think it owed… More

A Beautiful Mind by George F. Will

– George F. Will, “A Beautiful Mind,” The Washington Post, March 27, 2003
Excerpt: Many of America’s largest public careers have been those of presidents. Many, but by no means all. Chief Justice John Marshall was more consequential than all but two presidents — Washington and Lincoln. Among 20th-century public… More

The Gentleman From New York by Godfrey Hodgson

– Godfrey Hodgson, The Gentleman From New York: Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Biography, New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000.
From the publisher: Coinciding with his departure from the United States Senate after twenty-four years of distinguished service, this major work is the first comprehensive account of the life and ideas of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a great political figure and… More

The Moynihan Report and the Politics of Controversy

– Lee Rainwater and William L. Yancey, The Moynihan Report and the Politics of Controversy, Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1967.
From the publisher: In March of 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then Assistant Secretary of Labor, wrote a report on the condition of the American Negro entitled The Negro Family: The Case for national Action, otherwise known as the Moynihan Report. It gave… More