Sunday, April 24, 2016

Harris Wofford -- finding love, being everywhere.

The remarkable thing about Harris Wofford's two love stories? They really aren't remarkable.

Finding Love Again, This Time With a Man, by Harris Wofford (New York Times)

AT age 70, I did not imagine that I would fall in love again and remarry. But the past 20 years have made my life a story of two great loves.

Wofford himself? That's a different story. Meet the Zelig of our times, still in the thick of it at 90.

The Man Who Was Everywhere, by Jason Zengerle (New Republic)

The serendipitous political career of Harris Wofford

History will show that Harris Wofford did not split the wood that blazed during Franklin Roosevelt’s fireside chats. He had no hand in Watergate or in Iran-Contra, nor did he pilot the fighter jet that deposited George W. Bush on the deck of the aircraft carrier from which he declared, “Mission Accomplished.” But these are the exceptions. Pick pretty much any other major chapter from the last 80 or so years of the American political story, and there’s a shockingly good chance that Wofford played a role—tangential or central, onstage or off, but always, somehow or some way, in it.

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