Race Against Himself

Grann, David
March 2000
New Republic;03/13/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 11, p32
Presents a psychological view of United States Senator and presidential candidate John McCain as a person who has opted for glorious failure rather than dishonorable success. Interpretations of his emotional reactions to his successes and losses, which were considered bizarre by the press; His pattern of taking on unsuccessful causes in the U.S. Naval Academy, the Vietnam war, and the Senate; Other interpretations of his political beliefs and his so-called 'Straight Talk Express'.


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