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Lasker:

How much trouble it would be?

Q:

Yes.

Lasker:

I don't think so. I think that actually the whole thing unfolded gradually, and I think that the effort has been worth it on the whole, because I think the results are going to mean a longer prime of life for people here and everywhere, eventually.

Q:

That is true, but at that moment in your life, it seems to me that you were very much like a Renaissance woman, you were engaged in so many different things at the same time.

Lasker:

Yes, but I was really very engaged by Albert Lasker's personality and his health and by his doings, and at the time I really put this thought aside and I didn't think about Washington or going to Washington. I knew so little about politics that I thought Wendell Willkie would make a good candidate, and Willkie was really the candidate of amateurs, as you remember.

Q:

You say that simultaneously your own business was flourishing. You must have had some able lieutenants to help you; you couldn't have been intimately related with all of these things, could you?

Lasker:

Well, actually all that I did... (interruption)



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