I deeply regret that the country never got to see the JIM MCDOUGAL whom I fell in love with 20 years ago--the Jim McDougal whose intellect and dry wit led to his friendships with Bill Clinton and Senator William Fulbright; who would rant against social and racial inequality; whose greatest heroes were F.D.R. and Churchill. He taught me everything about how to be giving because he was one of the most generous men I have ever met.

I was still in college when Jim asked me to marry him. It was on a snowy night in Washington. When I accepted, he...

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