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Re: Herald's Dean Johnson on new 1150 talker

When he was with the Herald, I didn't agree with him very often, accept on
international trade issues, he was a protectionist like me. But, I always
his writing - very intelligent and well written. I met his daughter Ann
while we were both working for Ralph Nader and she was a firecracker
leftist - who
shunned him and didn't speak to him for years. After I shared my own story
of my experience with my father - who was a Falwellite but later lightened
up a
bit - she called him and went home to visit him and her mom. I often
wondered if they worked things out or not because she was a super nice
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "A. Joseph Ross" <lawyer@attorneyross.com>
To: "Richard Chonak" <rac@gabrielmass.com>
Cc: <boston-radio-interest@khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu>
Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2003 12:06 AM
Subject: Re: Herald's Dean Johnson on new 1150 talker

> On 24 Oct 2003 at 20:26, Richard Chonak wrote:
> > My ears perked up at that word "ultraconservative", 'cause I think it's
> > often used by liberal journalists to stigmatize conservatives.   It's
> > probably not a word that Feder uses about himself.  Or is he registered
> > a member of some Ultraconservative Party I don't know about?
> When I was at BU law school in the late 60s, I knew Don Feder, who was a
> undergraduate at the time.  He was head of the BU chapter of Young
Americans for
> Freedom.  He certainly considered himself conservative and his
organization "right wing."  I
> enjoyed talking with him because, then as now, I enjoyed talking with
intelligent and
> thoughtful people of differing viewpoints, and I even read some of his
organization's literature.
> At the time I was very frustrated with many people on the left, who tended
to shout slogans
> more than hold intelligent conversations.  I didn't always agree with Don,
but sometimes I
> did.  I think he was planning to go to law school, and he may have been in
law school at BU
> by the last year that I was there.  I don't know whether he finished.
> I don't know what labels he would accept now.  Conservative and
right-wing, most likely.
> "Ultra-conservative," possibly not, since that seems mostly to be a
derogatory term of
> opposition, rather than what people call themselves.
> -- 
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