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Alexander Cockburn
(1802-1880) born on
Dec 24
English lawyer. He was the Lord Chief justice of England, 1859-80.
         
   
F
Be careful about Burma. Most people cannot remember whether it was Siam and has become Thailand, or whether it is now part of Malaysia and should be called Sri Lanka.

R
A childish soul not inoculated with compulsory prayer is a soul open to any religious infection.
A
The travel writer seeks the world we have lost -- the lost valleys of the imagination.
N
There is never finality in the display terminal's screen, but an irresponsible whimsicality, as words, sentences, and paragraphs are negated at the touch of a key.
K
Are you more likely to tolerate drivel than you were four years ago? I think the answer is yes. Four years of Reagan has deadened the senses against a barrage of uninterrupted nonsense.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "How to be a Foreign Correspondent," in More (New York, May 1976; repr. in Corruptions of Empire, pt. 1, 1988).
R: Corruptions of Empire, pt. 1, "Heatherdown" (1988; first published 1985).
A: "Bwana Vistas," in Harper's (New York, Aug. 1985; repr. in Corruptions of Empire, pt. 1, 1988).
N: "Pull the Plug," in Mother Jones (Boulder, 11 Nov. 1986; repr. in Corruptions of Empire, pt. 2, 1988), on his preference for typewriters over word processors.
K: "Balancing Acts," in Nation (New York, 27 Oct. 1984; repr. in Corruptions of Empire, pt. 2, 1988).
   


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