Magazine August 1, 2011, Issue


WAR in WFB’s office at NR headquarters in the late 1970s

Remembering WAR
I am not sure there is anyone left at NR who will remember me. However, I worked for William Rusher as his secretary from March 1963 until the late 1960s.

In 1963, I was newly arrived from England, with little knowledge of American politics, and found myself in the thick of the Draft Goldwater campaign. It was an exciting time, and WAR was a demanding boss — he measured margins and corrected my English spelling, amongst other things — but we got along well, despite my cooperation with the other editors when they teased him. (Most upsetting to him was

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