Senators, Past and Present

“Salute to a Communist”

by John McCain (NY Times)

“For Whom the Bell Tolls” was my favorite novel, and its hero, Robert Jordan, my literary idol. Like him, Delmer Berg fought in Spain, for love.

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“A Sense of Where You Are”

by John McPhee, circa 1965 (The New Yorker)

Bill Bradley is what college students nowadays call a superstar, and the thing that distinguishes him from other such paragons is not so much that he has happened into the Ivy League as that he is a superstar at all. For one thing, he has overcome the disadvantage of wealth.

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