Senator Mark Hatfield: RIP

Former Senator Mark Hatfield of Oregon at dedi...Image via WikipediaJohn H Armstrong : Senator Mark Hatfield: RIP

Virtually unknown in the UK, Senator Mark Hatfield, who died this month, was a leading American Christian politician, from an age before the enmeshing of those two terms became so toxic.

John H Armstrong writes about his life and legacy:

For nearly four decades, [he was] perhaps American evangelicals' most prominent and admired politician . . . a man associated with liberal politics, one of the country's leading voices against the Vietnam War and military spending, and a critic of the nascent religious right.

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