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HONR 204, Society and Connections

Social Policy

"If you don't have 30 years to devote to social policy, don't get involved."1

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan


"Wishful thinking is not sound public policy."2

Bjørn Lomborg



Wedege, Simon, photographer.  Bjørn Lomborg.  March 2010.  Photograph.                                                                                                                                                                                                               Trikosko, Marion S, photographer. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, head-and-shoulders portrait, speaking behind microphones, gesturing with his hands, probably at a meeting of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Washington D.C, 1976. Photograph.

[1] Anne Q. Hoy, “Nation Loses a ‘Giant’; Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Icon in NY and Senate, Dies,” Newsday, March 27, 2003, Nexis Uni.

[2] Kathryn Lopez, “Don’t Freak Out,” National Review, May 14, 2008,