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McGOVERN, George (1922-2012)
Liberal American historian and U.S. Senator from South Dakota who was the Democratic Party presidential nominee in 1972, and who then lost to Richard Nixon. He won that nomination because of his outspoken opposition to the U.S. war in Vietnam which deeply divided ruling class politics in the United States.
“McGovern, who had supported Henry Wallace’s campaign for president in 1948, was probably the most left-wing major party presidential condidate in US history.” —Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols, People Get Ready (2016), p. 185. [Though this is likely true, it still only shows how phony the label “left-wing” actually is in bourgeois politics, since McGovern was certainly not in any way an opponent of the capitalist system. —Ed.]
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