During his two years as a presidential aide, Daniel Patrick Moynihan became knownboth in and out of the White Houseas the most brilliant and prolific memo writer in the Administration. He churned out a series of pungent, readable and controversial messages to President Nixon before returning in January to a teaching post at Harvard. Academic life has not stilled Moynihan's instincts: not long ago he sent a private letter to Nixon chiding the Administration for its reputation of insensitivity toward personal rights. The missive so impressed the President that he circulated it among his top officials, from where it emerged last...
The Nation: Moynihan Writes Again
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