As Commonweal was absorbing the fact of John Paul II’s passing, we received the sad news of the sudden death, at seventy-one, of our long-time contributor and good friend Wilson Carey McWilliams. Carey, professor of political science at Rutgers, has anchored much of our coverage of electoral politics for a decade or more. His writing was often brilliant, always lucid, and infused with a fair-mindedness and intellectual generosity that...
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