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All literary men are Red Sox fans—to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life.
Children drown, beautiful women are mangled in automobile accidents, cruise ships founder, and men die lingering deaths in mines and submarines, but you will find none of this in my accounts.
The organizations of men, like men themselves, seem subject to deafness, nearsightedness, lameness, and involuntary cruelty. We seem tragically unable to help one another, to understand one another.
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In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.
May 27, 1912
June 18, 1982
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