Quest for Power: Politics in America 2022

Bill Raduchel
21 min readJun 8, 2022

One of the greatest evenings of my life was Saturday, November 11, 1972. I was honored to be at a dinner party of eight hosted by John Kenneth Galbraith, for whom I was then the head teaching assistant at Harvard. The guests of honor were Senator and Mrs. George McGovern, who that Tuesday had lost the Presidency to Richard Nixon in a landslide, carrying only Massachusetts, which fittingly was where we were. I was an unabashed liberal and was honored to be in his presence. I have to confess that only eight years earlier I had supported Barry Goldwater and gotten Richard Nixon’s…

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Bill Raduchel

Author, The New Technology State and The Bleeding Edge. Strategic advisor on technology and media, independent director and former angel investor.