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Evidently there are plenty of people in journalism who have neither got what they liked nor quite grown to like what they get. They write pieces they do not much enjoy writing, for papers they totally despise, and the sad process ends by ruining their style and disintegrating their personality, two developments which in a writer cannot be separate, since his personality and style must progress or deteriorate together, like a married couple in a country where death is the only permissible divorce.

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Francis Claud Cockburn (pronounced coburn) (1904-1981) was a renowned radical British journalist, who was controversial for his communist and stalinist sympathies. He was the cousin of novelist Evelyn Waugh.

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