Daniel Patrick Moynihan: Government in Thought and Action

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Mark Nunan, a speaker who has previously presented at Darien Library, will be returning to discuss Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a renowned scholar, politician, and writer. Moynihan's life story is full of hardships and successes, and his insights into government and society are still relevant today.

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In his talk, Nunan will explore Moynihan's views on the challenges of governing in the second half of the 20th century and how he approached his role as a governmental professional. Moynihan's practical, data-driven approach to analyzing political issues helped him to identify and propose solutions to many anomalies of domestic and global politics.

Despite encountering opposition and cancellation due to his conclusions, Moynihan persisted in his pursuit of righteousness and succeeded in many of his bureaucratic and legislative battles. From his early years as a naval officer to his role as one of the most respected members of the U.S. Senate, Moynihan's life and career were marked by resilience and determination.

Overall, Nunan's talk promises to be an engaging exploration of Moynihan's impact on government and society, as well as a testament to the power of perseverance and resilience in the face of adversity.

Mark Nunan holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Prior to his retirement in 2018 he worked as an executive in Palo Alto, Manhattan, and Paris providing domestic and international business development services to corporate and government clients. He moved to Darien in the year 2000, and for the past eighteen months has been residing in the alpine land of Slovenia.

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