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3 December 2013
“An editor is one who separates the wheat from the chaff and prints the chaff.”
Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (1900-1965), US liberal politician.
“The man who nearly made it.”
Stevenson was Governor of Illinois from 1949 to 1953.
Democratic Party presidential candidate in 1952 and 1956, he was defeated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on both occasions.
Sought nomination as Democratic Party presidential candidate again in 1960 but was defeated by John F. Kennedy.
Stevenson served as US Ambassador to the UN from 1961 to 1965.
You might perhaps care to view some of our earlier posts. For instance:
1. Why? or How? That is the question (3 Jan 2012)
2. Partitocracy v. Democracy (20 July 2012)
3. The shoddiest possible goods at the highest possible prices (2 Feb 2012)
4. Capitalism in practice (4 July 2012)
5.Ladder (21 June 2012)
6. A tale of two cities (1) (6 June 2012)
7. A tale of two cities (2) (7 June 2012)
8. Where’s the beef? Ontology and tinned meat (31 Jan 2012)
Every so often we shall change this sample of previously published posts.