The Jack Kemp Revival

April 19, 2014

The Jack Kemp Revival From the April, 19 2014 edition of The Economist American football “combines two of the worst things in American life”, said George Will, a baseball fan. “It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.” That sounds like good training for politics, so it is odd that so few football stars have won high office. Jack Kemp, a quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, was an exception. He became a Republican congressman, an ideas man for …

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