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In Memoriam: George McGovern and Liberal Politics

Ira Chernus | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Ira Chernus

Presidential election results have led us to think that the American people were a bit more liberal than they really were. In the same way, the mythic tale of George McGovern and the "youth vote" led us to think that the baby-boomers of "the '60s" were a bit more liberal than they really were.

George McGovern's Last Hurrah

Al Eisele | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Al Eisele

Thirty-five years after losing a landslide election to Richard Nixon and winning only one state -- Massachusetts -- that branded him as one of the biggest losers in American politics, George McGovern has claimed his place in history as one of its biggest winners.