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Subject: WJ Bryan
From: Harold Bush <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 15:32:01 -0500
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last minute scurrying around for the Elmira Conference:

does anyone have any thoughts regarding MT and William Jennings Bryan?  This
guy was quite the rhetorical savant;  as one biographer put it, "[WJB]
single-handedly kept liberalism alive in America"  (this may blow your
caricatures of Bryan, famously ruined in the film and drama, INHERIT THE

Anyway, I know he claimed not to favor voting for Bryan in 1900-- any other
evidence of MT commenting on Bryan?

Harold K. Bush, Ph.D
Saint Louis University