Posts Tagged ‘I.F. Stone’

Quote of the day, March 27

March 27, 2014

I.F. Stone, on political reporting

“I sought in political reporting what [John] Galsworthy in another context had called ‘the significant trifle’—the bit of dialogue, the overlooked fact, the buried observation which illuminated the realities of the situation.”

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Quote of the day, Jan. 5

January 5, 2013

I.F. Stone, on academia

“I thought I might teach philosophy, but the atmosphere of a college faculty repelled me; the few islands of greatness seemed to be washed by seas of pettiness and mediocrity.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 28

October 28, 2012

“I.F. Stone, on revolution

“Every time we are confronted with a new revolution we take to the opium pipes of our own propaganda.”

 

Quote of the day, Sept. 21

September 21, 2012

I.F. Stone, on newspapers

“The fault I find with most American newspapers is not the absence of dissent. it is the absence of news. (more…)