Why I am a democrat .

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Underlinings/Notes: Underlinings: Lamb underlines Sorenson's party observations, political people, JFK's contributions, imbalance between rich/poor, individual freedom/responsibility, racism. Notes: "1928 father, attorney general, Nebraska, Rep," "Lincoln," "TR," "6 DEMS, 6 REP.," "all 50 states," "JFK inaugural address," "13 yrs in government," "Greed," "Kennedy Budgets," "no justification," "defense budget," "Profiles," "Republican," "Guns, JFK," "Republican amendments," "parents did not permit: no alcohol, no cigarettes, no profanity, no pornography," "27 yrs-married, 4 children, 4 grandchildren," "PBS," "Pat R, anti-Semitic," "My Aunt born-again," "Nixon war expansion," "diplomatic budget," "last elections Dems 43%," "money for campaigns," "Campaign Finance Reform," "Clinton's position?" "Focus," "a soul," "Dems interested in $," "Party of Conscience." With two pages of notes: "Addison's disease, Profiles in courage, Missile Crises, Speed Reading 1200, Civil Rights-long memos to K., Vietnam are American troops in combat in Vietnam, No!, Dr. Max Jacobson-pamphitamine doctor, History was the godless K. pursued with short calls to Sorenson, 180 million people. Secret white dinner Feb. 3, 1971 Letter from Richard Nixon-Caroline K."

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Sorensen, Theodore C, “Why I am a democrat . ,” One Book. One Author. One Hour., accessed June 19, 2019, http://booknotes.gmu.edu/items/show/716.

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Title

Why I am a democrat .

Creator

Sorensen, Theodore C

Date

1996
Program air date: July 14, 1996

Description

For those Americans who have questioned or forgotten the aims and strengths of the Democratic Party, a well-known Democrat from the Kennedy era has written a thoughtful reminder. Ted Sorensen was the principal counsel, policy adviser, and speechwriter for President Kennedy and has experienced more than four decades of political activity. Here he articulates the fundamental reasons and principles behind proclaiming oneself a Democrat. In Why I Am a Democrat, Sorensen defines himself in terms of the major themes on which Democrats and Republicans divide - their differing approaches to government and the free market, to national and individual distress and discrimination, to privacy and public service. Outlining his own vision and ruminating about the roots of that vision, he provides a skeleton key for the Democratic impulse.Neither defense nor apologia, but rather an explanation of basic Democratic thought regarding public-policy issues - as well as personal memoir of belief in a set of values - Why I Am a Democrat provides hope, reason, and intellectual ammunition for despairing Democrats now wandering the political wilderness.

Subject

"Democratic Party (U.S.)"
"Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )"

Source

Brian Lamb Booknotes Collection
Gift of Brian Lamb, 2011.

Publisher

Henry Holt
George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives

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