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I generalized rashly: That is what kills political writing, this absurd pretence that you are delivering a great utterance. You never do. You are just a puzzled man making notes about what you think. You are not building the Pantheon, then why act like a graven image? You are drawing sketches in the sand which the sea will wash away.Lippmann, Walter
Source: WALTER LIPPMANN, Books and Things, The New Republic, August 7, 1915, p. 24. Lippmanns comments after reading a book on politics that displeased him. · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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