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Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(1919-1988) born on
Jun 17
US educator, diplomat. He was professor of Law and President of Yale U. (1963-77); noted for his resourceful handling of student protests.
         
   
F
Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.

R
If I take refuge in ambiguity, I assure you that it's quite conscious.
A
While the spoken word can travel faster, you can't take it home in your hand. Only the written word can be absorbed wholly at the convenience of the reader.
N
The function of a briefing paper is to prevent the ambassador from saying something dreadfully indiscreet. I sometimes think its true object is to prevent the ambassador from saying anything at all.
K
I'm very curious to know what the hell they're saying on the phone, but I'd be more worried if they weren't talking.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Inaugural address 11 Apr 64
R: On appointment as president; in NY "Herald Tribune," 14 Oct 63
A: Urging newspaper editors to indulge creativity of young reporters; in NY "Times," 30 Oct 64
N: To English-Speaking Union, Edinburgh, 8 Sep 77
K: On direct contact between heads of state, in London "Observer," 10 Jun 79
   


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