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"Rebels often make good warriors," Evan Thomas was saying to John McCain late last week in Los Angeles. "What is it about that rebellious streak that makes good fighters?""I think if you can channel it—and it took me a long time to channel it, as you well know—and mature with it, then I think it's an attribute," McCain replied. You have to get past "self-glory—that 'it's all me' and 'it's my gratification' " and "make the transition" to what he called "a cause greater than myself."Like many...
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