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Liberal NY Jew does well in North Dakota

 

January 13, 2020



When former State Representative Eliot Glassheim came to North Dakota in the early 1970s to teach literature at the University of North Dakota, he had three strikes against him:

He was from New York.

He was liberal.

He was Jewish.

Any of these could make him a target of conservative anti-Semitists. But the parade of speakers at his memorial used every positive adjective in Webster’s Dictionary to praise him.

As his friend, I had written a list of virtues in the event I was asked to make a few remarks. This was a habit from the days of being lieutenant governor when one was about to...



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