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John Montorio
John Montorio is Editor-at-Large and former Executive Features Editor at The Huffington Post Media Group.

Entries by John Montorio

On Nixon and the Legacy of Love

(28) Comments | Posted September 2, 2015 | 9:39 PM

In reading Evan Thomas's Being Nixon, I was struck by this quote from Henry Kissinger about our 37th president: "Can you imagine what this man would have been like if somebody had loved him?"

As Thomas explains, Nixon's father was a combative, bullying disciplinarian; his mother, a sweet-tempered but emotionally...

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An Editor's Legacy

(1) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 4:22 PM

Most of the obituaries marking John Carroll's death rightfully praise his legendary reputation as a veteran newspaper editor, his ability to rally a dispirited staff, his tireless push for journalistic integrity and his uncanny, almost magical, ability to mold stories into Pulitzer Prize winners -- of which there were many.

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Introducing The Faith Shift Series

(850) Comments | Posted March 29, 2012 | 12:28 PM

What does America believe?

Most Americans believe in God. A majority pray. More than a third go to religious services every week.

Yes, religion is a fundamental part of the American experience.

Yet we are in a moment of unprecedented upheaval and religious transformation, fueled by changes in immigration, population...

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A Mother's Gift: Stoppard, Shakespeare And A Cultural Awakening

(28) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 6:00 AM

My mother never went to the opera or attended the ballet.

She never read Shakespeare or listened to Chopin.

Her theater experience was limited to once-a-year outings at second-rate dinner theaters in New Jersey where has-been TV stars and C-list actors tried their best to resurrect Neil Simon, and their...

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