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February 01, 2013 12:17 PM

Ed Koch, 1924-2013

by Roger Kimball, from Roger's Rules


I’d met but did not really know Ed Koch, who died this morning at 88. I admired his energy, jocular persona, and (mostly) his emanations (it was more than just an influence) as a politician, especially his  decade-long tenure (1978-1989) as mayor of New York. Koch was a species of liberal that scarcely exists anymore [...]


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