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December 30, 1963 - Interview No. 27 - New York City

Lasker:

Did I say last time that I supported Stevenson in '60 because I had supported him in '56, he was a friend, and represented my political point of view? I thought he'd be bitter if I didn't, although ungrateful if I did.

Q:

No, you did not say that.

Lasker:

Both of which were true!

On the other hand, I'm sure that if he'd read this he'd feel that I was a little unkind to him, but, honestly, I don't see how he could say that I wasn't honest.

Q:

Is he aware of his own deficiencies in the political field?

Lasker:

Well, I think that he's aware of his deficiencies probably in ways that most people are aware of their deficiencies. He's just a very complicated personality.

Q:

It seems to me that a man in public life, especially a man running for office, has his deficiencies pointed out to him in no uncertain terms.

Lasker:

Yes, but not always with a great deal of insight, just the superficial aspects of them. Isn't that true?

Q:

I suppose.



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