Lewis H. Lapham - Quotes

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Unlike any other business in the United States, sports must preserve an illusion of perfect innocence. ---->>>

Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.

Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the burdens of self-restraint.

People may expect too much of journalism. Not only do they expect it to be entertaining, they expect it to be true. ---->>>

If a foreign country doesn't look like a middle-class suburb of Dallas or Detroit, then obviously the natives must be dangerous as well as badly dressed. ---->>>

I never can pass by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York without thinking of it not as a gallery of living portraits but as a cemetery of tax-deductible wealth. ---->>>

The supply of government exceeds demand. ---->>>

Of what does politics consist except the making of imperfect decisions, many of them unjust and quite a few of them deadly? ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 01-08, 1935
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
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Occupation: Editor
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Lewis Henry Lapham (; born January 8, 1935) is an American writer. He was the editor of the American monthly Harper's Magazine from 1976 until 1981, and from 1983 until 2006. He is the founder of Lapham's Quarterly, a quarterly publication about history and literature, and has written numerous books on politics and current affairs (wikipedia)