The Once and Future Mandarin

Taft, John
November 1977
New Republic;11/26/77, Vol. 177 Issue 22, p16
Focuses on Arthur Schlesinger, an intellectual and his views on U.S. President Jimmy Carter. View that his political isolation has been increasing for a long time, and seems likely to continue unless and until Senator Edward M. Kennedy makes a move; Information on his book "The Age of Jackson" that won him the Pulitzer Prize; Political career of Schlesinger; View that his greatest legacy probably will be the multi-volume book "The Age of Roosevelt"; His view on Carter's human rights stand and tougher line towards Israel; View that Schlesinger's hatred of dogma, occasionally forced and dogmatic, is based on the right instincts, and he generally has been a good influence.


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