Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual in Public Life

Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Intellectual in Public Life

by Robert A. Katzmann
     
 

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One of the most distinguished figures in twentieth-century American politics, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, was at the center of virtually every major political issue of his day, offering a distinct voice unique in its prescience, scholarliness, and statesmanlike manner. The contributors to this career-spanning assessment knew Moynihan as teacher, scholar, and colleague

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One of the most distinguished figures in twentieth-century American politics, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, was at the center of virtually every major political issue of his day, offering a distinct voice unique in its prescience, scholarliness, and statesmanlike manner. The contributors to this career-spanning assessment knew Moynihan as teacher, scholar, and colleague, and they use their diverse interactions with him to paint a picture of an extraordinary thinker with many areas of intellectual concern: social policy, international relations, public works, race relations, and government secrecy. In addition, the essayists explore Moynihan's role as a devoted public servant, from his experience in four successive presidential administrations through his time as ambassador and senator from New York.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A reverent collection of essays celebrating the Senator's contributions to America's politics and intellectual discourses. Sections cover the ideas, the office, and the man, by contributors varying from former Senator Bill Bradley to Moynihan's eldest child. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Michael Barone
Moynihan is the nation's best thinker among politicianss since Lincoln and its best politician among thinkers since Jefferson. -- Reader's Digest

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801879678
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
03/17/2004
Series:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press Series
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Tim Russert
Senator Moynihan taught the nation and me that politics is much more than a competitive sport, that ideas do matter, and that elections have consequences, and that it is your duty and your honor, if elected, to influence, shape, and make public policy. -- 'Meet the Press'

Meet the Author

Robert A. Katzmann is a U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the Second Circuit. He has taught law, government, and public policy at Georgetown University, and has served as president of the Governance Institute and senior fellow and acting director of the Government Studies Program at the Brookings Institution.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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