Back to the Future

Rerrence Sheridan opens Cleveland Magazine’s first cover story, in April 1972, with an epiphany.

“On November 5, 1969, a lapsed poet, precocious Dennis Kucinich, his face alight with lambent ambition, quietly launched his campaign for President of the United States.”

With 35 years in the magazine’s rearview, it’s hard to imagine a better first line. For those of us not lucky enough to read “Denny the Kid and the Contest of Confrontational Politics” in that debut issue of
Cleveland Magazine, it’s worth revisiting, not just as a historical piece, but also as a
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