Wednesday, May 10, 2006

"All Governments Lie . . . "

" . . . but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." So wrote the wise and prescient I. F. Stone. The first three words of the quotation form the title of a new biography of Stone by Myra MacPherson, to be published this September by Scribner (at around the same time as the collection of Stone's writings that I edited for PublicAffairs). Read more about Izzy Stone and his growing contemporary relevance in Peter Osnos's column for The Century Foundation.

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