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Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. Russell Baker#Seasons 69
Russell Baker#Seasons 69
Rereading A.J. Liebling carries me happily back to an age when all good journalists knew they had plenty to be modest about, and were. Russell Baker#Age 68
Russell Baker#Age 68
In America nothing dies easier than tradition. Russell Baker#Tradition 67
Russell Baker#Tradition 67
In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses. Russell Baker#America 66
Russell Baker#America 66
The worst thing about the miracle of modern communications is the Pavlovian pressure it places upon everyone to communicate whenever a bell rings. Russell Baker#Communication 65
Russell Baker#Communication 65
Anticipating that most poetry will be worse than carrying heavy luggage through O'Hare Airport, the public, to its loss, reads very little of it. Russell Baker#Poetry 65
Russell Baker#Poetry 65
Few expected very much of Franklin Roosevelt on Inauguration Except for politics, no business is scrutinized more exhaustively than journalism. Russell Baker#Uncategorized 65
Russell Baker#Uncategorized 65
There is a growing literature about the multitude of journalism's problems, but most of it is concerned with the editorial side of the business, possibly because most people competent to write about journalism are not comfortable writing about finance. Russell Baker#Business 62
Russell Baker#Business 62
A skillful playwright might have a good time with the story of the assassination of President William McKinley, and especially with the three most flamboyant political figures involved: Mark Hanna, Theodore Roosevelt, and Emma Goldman. Russell Baker#Uncategorized 60
Russell Baker#Uncategorized 60
Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them. Russell Baker#Age 58
Russell Baker#Age 58
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