Marty Peretz in Tablet

I remember Marty Peretz, the myth. Brandeis. Class of ‘59. I was class of ’63. I only knew the myth. Great thinker. Great man. When I was seventeen, I thought a recent college grad could be both.

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Politics ain’t beanbag

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been squeezed. Criticized by Republicans for being radical. Criticized by Democrats for describing immigrant detention centers as concentration camps, for being insensitive about the Holocaust. Limited in her ability to help insurgents target Democrats.

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Political Note #225   Gary Peters MI US Senate

2020               General Election Gary Peters https://petersformichigan.com/ is running for a second term. I had thought I might start by explaining he was unusual among the men in the US Senate. His family had no pretensions to leadership. He did not demonstrate the aspirations that lead a high schooler to attend Harvard or Yale or Stanford or Chicago. He’s not as unusual as I thought. Of the Democratic men in the US Senate, half did not go to schools like Harvard or Yale or Stanford or Chicago. Or have other marks of being or striving to be members of the elite.…

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