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Mark Salter, RealClearPolitics
We are all on a short clock. Whether or not we believe in an afterlife better than our mortal one, most of us like to think an essence of ourselves remains in the world, if only in the fond memories of loved ones. Those with public responsibilities might hope to be remembered in the history of their times for good works that outlive them. History doesn’t dwell on the things that command most of our attention in politics — the rivalries, posturing and self-promotion, the competition to dominate news cycles, and all the rest of the burlesque. In most instances, all but the most powerful…