Ben Heineman on George McGovern

The Gallant Idealism of George McGovern
By Ben Heineman
The Atlantic

“People now remember McGovern as going down in one of the biggest defeats in history, losing every state but Massachusetts (and the District of Columbia) to Richard Nixon. But many forget that he made a gallant effort to present Kennedy’s idealism — and anti-war and domestic reform policies — to an increasingly tired, racially divided, and increasingly conservative electorate.”

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