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Jules Witcover: On ending a lifetime of writing about American politics | Winchester Star
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Jules Witcover: On ending a lifetime of writing about American politics | Winchester Star

After more than 45 years of writing a daily syndicated newspaper column against deadline, at age 95 my time has come to retire. I'm leaving the task to younger journalists who will enjoy the close association I had all those years, sitting silently in the backseat of the cars of many of the real and would-be giants of American politics and history.In the process, I have been privileged to accompany them and listen to their private wisdom and sometimes folly, jotting down the best and worst comments of each in my columns for the edification and education of my readers.I first got the political bug when, in the summer of 1948, I hopped on a train to Philadelp...