The Conscience of a Liberal by Paul Wellstone
Reclaiming the Compassionate Agenda

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“Never separate the lives you live from the words you speak,” Paul Wellstone told his students at Carleton College, where he was professor of political science.

Wellstone has lived up to his words as the most liberal man in the United States Senate, where for the past decade he has been the voice for improved health care, education, reform, and support for children. In this folksy and populist memoir, Wellstone explains why the politics of conviction are essential to democracy.

Through humor and heartfelt stories, Paul Wellstone takes readers on an unforgettable journey (in a school bus, which he used to campaign for door-to-door) from the fields and labor halls of Minnesota to the U.S. Senate, where he is frequently Republican Majority Leader Trent Lott’s most vocal nemesis. Along the way, he argues passionately for progressive activism, proves why all politics is personal, and explains why those with the deepest commitment to their beliefs win.

About Paul Wellstone

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Senator Paul Wellstone grew up in Arlington, Virginia, and attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He was a professor of political science at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, for twenty-one years before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1990. He and his wife, Sheila Ison, have three children and six grandchildren.
Published July 17, 2001 by Random House. 216 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, History. Non-fiction

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An inspiriting call for active citizen politics from Minnesota Senator Wellstone, a dyed-in-the-wool liberal whose passion for participatory politics is as enlivening as a breath of fresh air and as heart-gladdening as all things generous, inclusive, and discerning have a way of being.

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Minnesota Senator Wellstone opens this memoir with his attendance at the funeral service of archconservative Barry Goldwater.

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by Dana Houle on Sun Jan 20, 2008 at 10:42:28 PM PST [ Parent ] Ooops Guily as Charged (0+ / 0-) Still it bears repeating and summarising by robertbe on Sun Jan 20, 2008 at 10:46:18 PM PST ...

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