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Although I have no criticism at all with the fine succinct bio of Ken Wherry, I would add two points of relevance to students of U.S. history. First, Wherry's victory over George Norris, whose record over the decades had made him the country's leading progressive Republican, was another important example of the isolation of progressives inside the Republican party, where they had been a significant force before WWI. Also, what was perhaps Wherry's most famous statement in the Senate(I am paraphrasing), "We will raise Shanghai higher, ever higher, until it will look just like Kansas City" represented (even coming from a Republican isolationist) the unilateralist approach to U.S. foreign policy that sought and seeks to remake the world in terms of a conservative American image (Wherry would not have said New York, or San Francisco, or Detroit, I think, at the time). Norman Markowitz