Persuade or Coerce?

A response to Kenneth Woodward

Ken Woodward has decided it’s time to challenge a speech I gave at Notre Dame twenty years ago, and John Kerry, the Democratic candidate for president who, he says, may have been influenced by it. He does so by excerpting the speech selectively and, I regret to say, carelessly. He also finds it useful to review my life since 1984,...

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Mario M. Cuomo is a former governor of New York.

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