(Aka George Stanley McGovern, George S. McGovern)
[July 19, 1922 - ]
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Out of Iraq (2006) by George
McGovern and William R. Polk
Ending Hunger Now (2005) by
Bob Dole, Donald, E Messer, and
Veteran statesmen George McGovern and Robert Dole
here find common cause with theologian and activist Donald Messer in this
powerful testimony and appeal to people of faith. They are each convinced
we can overcome global hunger now, and their informed, strategic,
impassioned thoughts encourage and equip. This book brings together their
disparate yet powerful voices behind a shared conviction: that helping the
millions who lack basic provision for food has become a religious
imperative and human priority. Writing for congregations and individuals
of faith, McGovern, Dole, and Messer appeal to the biblical, theological,
and ethical foundations of action against hunger.
The Essential America: Our Founders and the Liberal Tradition (2004)
Liberalism is the oldest and most enduring American
tradition, a philosophy and way of life we inherited from the Founding
Fathers. This is the central idea of The Essential America by George
McGovern, America's best-known (and most consistent) liberal.
Referring us to our moral and spiritual foundations, McGovern not only
presents a resounding defense of liberalism as "the most practical and
hopeful compass to guide the American ship of state" but offers specific
proposals for keeping the tradition vibrant.
The Essential America proposes programs for feeding the world's
malnourished children. Rather than sending our armies abroad, McGovern
spells out policies that confront the causes of terrorism. He proposes
cutting our military budget (echoing Dwight D. Eisenhower's powerful
warning about the military-industrial complex). He condemns preemptive
war, criticizes tax cuts for the rich, and warns against government for
the powerful minority.
Americans have traditionally stood for progress, generosity, tolerance,
and protection of the needy, McGovern states -- as well as for multi-
lateralism in foreign policy and "a decent respect for the opinions of
mankind." He reminds us that while creative tension between liberalism and
conservatism is the genius of American politics, it is the liberals who
have been responsible for every forward step in our national history. They
built "the Essential America."
- Hundreds of millions of people around the globe
suffer from hunger. But hunger, which has plagued the world for thousands
of years, is a political condition, writes George McGovern in this
plainspoken and necessary call to action. Ending it is a greater moral
imperative than ever before because for the first time humanity has the
tools and the knowledge to defeat this ancient enemy.
The Third Freedom: Ending Hunger in Our Time (2002)
In The Third Freedom, McGovern lays out a workable and affordable
five-point program to end world hunger. The basic facets include these
The United States should take the lead
within the UN in working toward a universal school lunch program.
The American supplemental nutrition
program for low-income women, infants, and children should go worldwide.
The United Nations must establish food
reserves around the globe.
Developing countries must be assisted
in improving their own farm production, food processing, and food
High-yielding, scientific agriculture,
including genetically modified crops, must be further encouraged and
Herbert H. Lehman memorial lecture.
There are, of course, problems, concerns, and risks
involved in ending world hunger while maintaining the prosperity of
farmers, livestockmen, and dairymen, and protecting the global
environment. McGovern addresses these and other issues in his logical,
down-to-earth way. Understandably, some of the economic and social
responses will be controversial. But as he passionately argues, one
compelling moral issue is clear: Every major religion and ethical
formulation commands its adherents to feed the hungry. We feed the hungry
because it is right. McGovern argues persuasively that it will also be
economically beneficial to all.
As someone who grew up on the plains of South Dakota during
the drought and depression days of 1932, McGovern saw some of the world's
best farmers flounder under surplus production that they could not sell
for a break-even price. At the same time, he read of hunger and starvation
in other parts of the world. In this groundbreaking work, he combines his
personal experience and political know-how to work toward changing our
The Great Coalfield War (1996) by George S. McGovern and Leonard F.
The Free World and South Africa (1979)
Detente and a New American Administration: A Report to the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate (1978)
Sources of American strength in the 1970's (1977)
Revolution Into Democracy--Portugal After the Coup: A Report to the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate (1976)
South Asia, 1976: A Report (1976)
Vietnam, 1976: A Report (1976)
Time of War a Time of Peace (1968)
War Against Want: America's Food for Peace Program (1964)
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