Columnists: The Taboo

"The editor of a Midwest newspaper asked me a question the other day," wrote Columinst Max 'When Lerner in the York Post. " 'When Kennedy ran in 1960,' he said, 'everyone was discussing Kennedy as a Catholic: there was a big to-do about it. Why doesn't anyone today write about Goldwater as a Jew? Is the Jewish theme more taboo in politics than the Catholic theme?' " To Lerner, who is a Jew himself, the question insisted upon an answer, and he was quick to supply it.

"I happen to believe that it...

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