While I had little in common with Harry Truman politically, I miss him . . . particularly because we have not had a national leader like him since he left the White House.
He was a normal very human American -- a decent and modest man, a gutsy and unusually honest politician.
He embodied what America used to be, and I fear we will not see his like again.
Readers of this blog -- older ones as a reminder of what the nation was and now has lost, and younger ones to learn a bit about their disappearing heritage -- would do well to read Matthew Algee's charming book Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure; the True Story of a Great American Road Trip, as well as Peggy Noonan's excellent Wall Street Journal column Politics in the Modest Age, which can be accessed by clicking here.