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December 22, 1994
From former Secretary of State Dean Rusk, now dead at 85, there would never be any apology for Vietnam, no mea culpa, no weaseling away from responsibility, no convenient personal revisionism, no retreat from his belief that the U.S. commitment to the defense of South Vietnam was inviolable and that any retreat could lead to more wars of aggression and eventually World War III.His was a mind that never forgot democracy's fecklessness in the face of Hitler...
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By Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover | May 6, 1998
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Former Sen. Eugene McCarthy, whose near-upset of President Lyndon B. Johnson in the New Hampshire primary 30 years ago effectively ended LBJ's political career, continues being a source of the unexpected and unorthodox.In a symposium the other day on the explosive year 1968, Mr. McCarthy in his wistful way suggested that those who, like himself, put themselves on the political firing line to try to stop U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War should be honored in the way those who fought it have been.
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By Los Angeles Times | December 22, 1994
ATHENS, Ga. -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, who rose from the poverty of a tiny tenant farm in Georgia to the heights of American diplomacy only to come under savage attack for his role in the Vietnam War, has died at the age of 85.The University of Georgia, where he had taught international law since 1970, announced yesterdaythat Mr. Rusk died Tuesday night of congestive heart failure at his home in Athens. His wife, Virginia, and other members of the family were at his side.
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December 22, 1994
From former Secretary of State Dean Rusk, now dead at 85, there would never be any apology for Vietnam, no mea culpa, no weaseling away from responsibility, no convenient personal revisionism, no retreat from his belief that the U.S. commitment to the defense of South Vietnam was inviolable and that any retreat could lead to more wars of aggression and eventually World War III.His was a mind that never forgot democracy's fecklessness in the face of Hitler...
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By THEO LIPPMAN JR | September 5, 1994
ON LONG-WEEKEND holidays, when so many folks get out of town for a while, I think about those people who want to get out of town for good, which seems to be just about everybody.For instance, as an editorial in The Evening Sun last month noted, white flight from the cities to the suburbs has become Rainbow Coalition flight. In the decade of the 1980s, whitesuburban population grew by 9 percent, black by 34, Hispanic by 69, and Asian by 126.This does not mean whites are more satisfied with city life than non-whites.
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By Jack W. Germond and Jules Witcover | May 6, 1998
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Former Sen. Eugene McCarthy, whose near-upset of President Lyndon B. Johnson in the New Hampshire primary 30 years ago effectively ended LBJ's political career, continues being a source of the unexpected and unorthodox.In a symposium the other day on the explosive year 1968, Mr. McCarthy in his wistful way suggested that those who, like himself, put themselves on the political firing line to try to stop U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War should be honored in the way those who fought it have been.
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By WILLIAM PFAFF | January 13, 1992
Paris -- Oliver Stone's new movie on the Kennedy assassination contends that had Kennedy lived he would have given us a decade of peace. The enemies of peace -- arms manufacturers, CIA, Pentagon, who knows else -- had him killed because they wanted war.This is the conspiratorial interpretation of history at its most childish, but also expresses a belief in the providential man in politics -- the hero who could have changed everything had he only survived....
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February 28, 1996
Esther Manz, 88, a Wisconsin homemaker who founded the weight-loss program known as TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), died Monday in Milwaukee. At age 40 and weighing 208 pounds, she founded the organization, which calls itself the oldest and largest international noncommercial weight-loss support group.Virginia Foisie Rusk, 80, widow of former U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, died Saturday in Athens, Ga. The Rusks, married in 1937, moved in 1970 to Athens. Mr. Rusk, chief foreign adviser to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson in the Vietnam War era, taught at the University of Georgia and died in 1994.
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By Los Angeles Times | May 20, 1994
NEW YORK -- She was, in life, the most private of citizens, the most public of American icons. And so it is in death that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is being doubly mourned -- both as the complex woman beloved by family and friends and as the womanly ideal revered by a generation of Americans."
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December 26, 1990
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Foy David Kohler, a career diplomat and the U.S. ambassador to Moscow during the height of the Cold War, has died at age 82.Mr. Kohler, who was present for the 1959 "kitchen debate" between Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and then-Vice President Richard Nixon, died Sunday at Jupiter Hospital. The hospital said Mr. Kohler died after a long illness, but it did not release details."His loss is a great loss," said former Secretary of State Dean Rusk. "Foy Kohler was one of our greatest professional diplomats.
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By Los Angeles Times | December 22, 1994
ATHENS, Ga. -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk, who rose from the poverty of a tiny tenant farm in Georgia to the heights of American diplomacy only to come under savage attack for his role in the Vietnam War, has died at the age of 85.The University of Georgia, where he had taught international law since 1970, announced yesterdaythat Mr. Rusk died Tuesday night of congestive heart failure at his home in Athens. His wife, Virginia, and other members of the family were at his side.
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By THEO LIPPMAN JR | September 5, 1994
ON LONG-WEEKEND holidays, when so many folks get out of town for a while, I think about those people who want to get out of town for good, which seems to be just about everybody.For instance, as an editorial in The Evening Sun last month noted, white flight from the cities to the suburbs has become Rainbow Coalition flight. In the decade of the 1980s, whitesuburban population grew by 9 percent, black by 34, Hispanic by 69, and Asian by 126.This does not mean whites are more satisfied with city life than non-whites.
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By WILLIAM PFAFF | January 13, 1992
Paris -- Oliver Stone's new movie on the Kennedy assassination contends that had Kennedy lived he would have given us a decade of peace. The enemies of peace -- arms manufacturers, CIA, Pentagon, who knows else -- had him killed because they wanted war.This is the conspiratorial interpretation of history at its most childish, but also expresses a belief in the providential man in politics -- the hero who could have changed everything had he only survived....
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By THEO LIPPMAN JR | December 26, 1994
IT WAS IRONIC (and wrong) that the last word on Dean Rusk on National Public Radio was David Halberstam's.Rusk didn't have a lot of use for journalists, and Halberstam was probably his least favorite. I'll tell you why in a minute, but first:Rusk will be remembered for many things, not least his remark, "We are eyeball to eyeball, and the other fellow just blinked."Rusk was secretary of state during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. The Soviet Union had constructed a missile launching site in Cuba, and Soviet ships believed to be carrying missiles were en route.
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