George McGovern

Common Dreams staff
Former Senator Ran Against Nixon on Platform to End Vietnam War


A respectful farewell to George McGovern - peace activist, prairie populist, fierce and tireless truth-teller, "the most decent man in the Senate," in Robert Kennedy's words, who stunned his bellicose colleagues when they refused to end the Vietnam War by blaming them for "these blasted and broken boys" come home: "I'm tired of old men dreaming up wars for young men to fight...This chamber reeks of blood." With the great Johnny Rivers singing what became the elegiac theme song for the 1972...