Arlen Specter, a Fiercely Independent American Original

At The Jewish Daily Forward, Jane Eisner pays tribute to Arlen Specter, the “fiercely independent” senator from Pennsylvania who passed away this past weekend after a long battle with cancer. Eisner remembers Specter as a man who “followed his own instincts on politics, policy and self-preservation, sometimes in equal measure.” Eisner also remarks on how Specter’s Jewish faith affected his political life. “It translated politically into staunch support for Israel, for the separation of religion and state, and the preservation of civil liberties.”

Read at The Jewish Daily Forward

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