You could not have a better example of moral equivalence than a column written by Steve Clemons in The Atlantic Magazine‚Äôs online version. Clemons reviews the always interesting history of President Harry Truman‚Äôs bold decision in 1948 to defy the State Department‚ÄĒand especially his hand-picked Sec. of State, Gen. George C. Marshall. Truman had said that Gen. Marshall was the greatest living American. He said that, perhaps to the irritation of his running mate, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, when the largely unknown Missouri senator was thrust onto the ticket in 1944. FDR may have had his own ideas as to who was the greatest living American.
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