Minnesota 2020: What would Mondale do?

By John Van Hecke
Minnesota 2020

The Good Fight: A Life in Liberal PoliticsFew historical moments are emotionally rewarding for liberal political leaders. The achievements and the good times seem few and fleeting while reactionary conservative eras appear to drag on forever.

Former US Vice President Walter Mondale’s life embodies that challenge. The University of Minnesota Press just published the paperback edition of his 2010 memoir, The Good Fight: A Life in Liberal Politics, written with Star-Tribune editor David Hage. It’s a 70-year lesson in persistence and perseverance, qualities required in every age but essential for anyone seeking economic and social justice.

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