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 something to the fact that Pat Moynihan was always in some sense an outsider — a boy who was raised by a single mother when most children grew up in two-parent families; a Catholic who did not attend, as most Catholics of his generation did, Catholic schools; an Irishman in the academy, most of whose colleagues were WASPs or Jews; a Democrat in the Nixon and Ford administrations;…

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