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Pat Moynihan Ennobled Our Democracy

  • Wed, May 28 2008
    • Sander Vanocur

Note: The following are excerpts from a tribute to Daniel Patrick Moynihan delivered on May 8th, 2008 at the presentation of the Inaugural Daniel Patrick Moynihan prize I was honored that you asked me here tonight, not just because Pat Moynihan was a friend for 53 years, but also the occasion gives me the chance to be with his wife Elizabeth, an intellect of equal force and importance, and their daughter Maura, who is honorary chair of the Moynihan Prize Steering Committee. Pat Moynihan was a prize all by himself. When we first met in September 1950 at the graduate school…

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