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curious. He especially loves his son
John Feel, and I think he's very fond of
his son Adlai and his son's wife and of
their four children.
But this doesn't prevent him from having been a
great standard bearer of liberal thought
and political ideas for the Democratic
Party and that is for at least half of
the United States for eight years, when
without him liberal ideas and Democratic
ideas would have been badly expressed or
not expressed at all in any way that
would have satisfied a large mass of the
population, so one has to be very
grateful to him because he's put an
enormous amount of his life's blood and
energy into public service, which has
been very constructive I think.
Is he a man who reads a great deal?
No, he doesn't. He doesn't have time to read.
How does he ideas?
Well, he gets his ideas from discussion.
Everybody comes to see him; he knows
everybody, and he gets ideas from people
talking to him. And he gets them by
osmosis. He gets them from Barbara Ward,
Arthur Schlesinger, who both spend a lot
of time writing speeches for him, and
from everybody that he meets. He doesn't
even read the paper very carefully very
often because he
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