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Walter Mondale on His Life in Politics

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Walter Mondale shares insights from his five decades in public life, his role in creating the modern vice presidency, and the parallels he sees between the Carter years and the Obama years. In The Good Fight: A Life in Politics, he describes his evolution from a young Minnesota attorney general, to a U.S. senator, to vice president and a presidential candidate. He spells out the principles required to restore the United States as a model of progressive government.

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Walter Mondale

Comments [2]

Amy from Manhattan

It's true that embassies used to be sacrosanct, but there had been several instances of attacks on other countries' embassies in the 2-3 years before the hostages were taken at the US embassy in Iran, & the US gov't. didn't react very strongly. So when it did happen to us, the outrage seemed to be more "How dare they do this to *us*" than that attacking an embassy was wrong in itself.

Nov. 26 2010 12:23 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

Mr. Mondale says that the Republicans started the extremism that has traumatized American politics. But who supported Roe Vs Wade back in 1972? Who took away prayer from the schools? Who has pushed homosexual rights so hard? Who pushed no-fault divorce? Basically, who pushed all these social changes on Americans, the Right or the Left? If these changes suit you, then anyone in opposition is an obstructionist. If these changes appall you then you are a radical. The pendulum has swung back and forth, as America decides how much further it is willing to go.

Nov. 25 2010 12:36 PM

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