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John Gunther
(1901-1970) born on
Aug 30
US journalist. He became famous for his series of sociopolitical books describing "Inside Europe," 1936; also wrote "Death Be Not Proud," 1949.
The first essence of journalism is to know what you want to know, the second, is to find out who will tell you.

What interested me was not news, but appraisal. What I sought was to grasp the flavor of a man, his texture, his impact, what he stood for, what he believed in, what made him what he was and what color he gave to the fabric of his time.
Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.
It's the equivalent of putting on the brakes suddenly while driving uphill.
There are no generalizations in American politics that vested selfishness cannot cut through.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: On figures profiled in "Procession," 1965.
A: Of America.
N: On writing magazine articles to pay the travel expenses engendered by writing books, in "Saturday Review," 13 Dec 1962.
K: Inside U.S.A.,1947

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