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Both Great and Good

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, ambassador, senator, and intellectual, managed to be both great and kind.

4:00 PM, Mar 31, 2003 • By DANIEL WATTENBERG
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I am grateful to have known Senator Moynihan at the time in my life that I did. Teenagers in the lightly supervised '70s were exposed to an unusual array of insalubrious influences. I admired Moynihan greatly, and my exposure to him--through family and work on his campaign and, later, in his Senate office--offset, at least in part, the pull of some of those other forces at work in the adolescent culture of the time.

I will miss him.

Daniel Wattenberg is the Arts and Entertainment Editor of the Washington Times.