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DIPLOMACY: A FIGHTING IRISHMAN AT THE U.N.

On one wall in the drawing room of Daniel Patrick Moynihan's apartment in Manhattan's Waldorf Towers hangs a painting of General Custer on a tightrope over...

DIPLOMACY: What Next for Pat Moynihan?

"Pat carries his own precipice around with him under his arm." With that somewhat surrealistic metaphor, an old friend describes Daniel Patrick Moynihan's...

DIPLOMACY: For Now, Standing Pat at the U.N.

The most talkative and talked-about ambassador the U.S. has ever sent to the United Nations would not be muzzled. That was stated clearly last week as Daniel...

How Russert Became Russert

It's a measure of his success as a journalist that few people remember Tim Russert was once the Democratic Lee Atwater — the smartest, toughest, most...

Farewell to Those Who Left

BOB HOPE "He gets laughter wherever he goes, from men who need laughter." JOHN STEINBECK, novelist, in a 1943 newspaper column praising the comedian's...

Real Babies, Illegitimate Debates

If she followed the welfare-reform debate, Anita Hill must be having post- traumatic flashbacks. Here we have a collection of important white males, including...

Flies in the Ointment

Last September, economist Henry Aaron was preparing to meet Bill Clinton to talk about health care when he got a call from a Clinton aide who said abruptly,...

NEW YORK: Scar Tissue All Over the Place'

Bella Abzug: He's Nixon's favorite Democrat. Pat Moynihan: She stands for the politics of ruin. Abzug: He's a political opportunist, an intellectual...

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