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I. F. Stone
(1907-1989) born on
Dec 24
US journalist, pamphleteer, author. The "Godfather of New Left Journalism" edited the newsletter "I F Stone's Bi-Weekly," 1953-71; wrote "Underground to Palestine," 1946.
         
   
F
The biggest difference between ancient Rome and the USA is that in Rome the common man was treated like a dog. In America he sets the tone. This is the first country where the common man could stand erect.

R
The only thing God didn't do to Job was give him a computer.
A
Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed.
N
The difference between burlesque and the newspapers is that the former never pretended to be performing a public service by exposure.
K
If you live long enough, the venerability factor creeps in; you get accused of things you never did and praised for virtues you never had.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Quoted in: Clive James, Flying Visits, "Postcard from Washington" (1984).
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: From "Rand Lindsly's HUGE Quotations File," an collection of quotations from the Internet.
N: 'I. F. Stone's Weekly', Sept. 7, 1952
K: Peter's Quotations," (Laurence J. Peter)
   


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